As of 2014, all Graduate Center dissertations, theses, and capstone projects are posted to Academic Works. Some are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. All pre-2014 dissertations and doctoral capstone projects are available to the CUNY community via our Retrospective Dissertations, 1965-2013 database (CUNY library barcode required).

Some pre-2014 works have been added to this collection at the author's request. If you graduated before 2014 and would like to add your own GC dissertation, or for information about changing your embargo settings, please email deposit@gc.cuny.edu.

Dissertations, theses, and capstone projects are listed by year below. To browse by program, go to the top-level Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects page.

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Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2018

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Investigation of Biogeochemical Mechanisms of Greenhouse Gas Production in the Urban Hudson River Estuary, Brian Alan Brigham

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Curcumin Inhibits the IKK:NF-kappa B Pathway in Neural Fear Circuits, Miguel A. Briones

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Information Content, Charge Transport Properties, and Computational Capacities of Proteins, Joseph Murphy Brisendine Jr.

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Black Business as Activism: Ebony Magazine and the Civil Rights Movement, Seon Britton

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Educational Relevance as a Motivating Operation for Equivalence Class Formation: Implications for Application, Julia Brodsky

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Development and Validation of a Silhouette Scale to Measure African-American Mothers’ Perception of the Body Size of Their Two to Four Year Old Children, Joan Buckley

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Regulation of the Tubulin Homolog FtsZ in Escherichia coli, Monika S. Buczek

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Using Molecular Markers to Trace the Population History of Volant Organisms at Differing Temporal Scales, Noah A. Burg

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The Labyrinth and the Cave: Archaic Forms in Art and Architecture of Europe, 1952–1972, Paula Burleigh

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A Network Theoretical Approach to Real-World Problems: Application of the K-Core Algorithm to Various Systems, Kate Burleson-Lesser

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The Exceptional Case of Plancia Magna: (Re)analyzing the Role of a Roman Benefactress, Barbara F. Caceres-Cerda

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The Production of Space: Indigenous Resistance Movements in the Peruvian Amazon, Christian Calienes

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An Experimental Study of the Differences Between "Just" and "Only": NPI Licensing and Modal Scope, Taletha Callahan-Kanik

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Purepecha Aspirated Consonants and Their Phonetic Variants, Lluvia Camacho Cervantes

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Rationality and Efficient Verifiable Computation, Matteo Campanelli

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The Effect of Hearing Aid Use On Cognition in Older Adults with Adult Onset Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review, Jona Cano

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Vowel Production in Down Syndrome: An Ultrasound Study, Micalle Carl

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PARP PET Imaging Agents, Brandon Carney

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Tragedy and Theodicy: The Role of the Sufferer from Job to Ahab, Nora Carroll

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The Geometry of Pragmatism, Kristi-Lynn Cassaro

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The Social Perception of Three Features of New York City English, Giacomo Castronovo Jr.

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The Unemployment Rate for Post-9/11 Veterans: A Multivariate Statistical Evaluation of American Community Survey Data, 2003–2015, M. Celada

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Optimization of CuInxGa1-xSe2 Solar Cells with Post Selenization, Zehra Cevher

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The French Revolution in Early American Literature, 1789–1815: Translations, Interpretations, Refractions, Courtney Chatellier

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Progressive Commemoration: Public Statues of Historical Women in Urban American Cities, Melanie D. Chin

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Speech Perception in “Bubble” Noise: Korean Fricatives and Affricates By Native and Non-native Korean Listeners, Jiyoung Choi

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The South Korean “Meta-Avant-Garde,” 1961–1993: Subterfuge as Radical Agency, Sooran Choi

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Sociality and Stress in Female Chacma Baboons (Papio ursinus) in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa: Behavioral Flexibility and Coping Mechanisms, Shahrina Chowdhury

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The Social Construction of Protest: Print Media Coverage of the 2004 Republican National Convention and the 2011 Occupy Wall Street Protests in New York City, Kirsten Christiansen

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“Yo Soy Su Mama”: Latinx Mothers Raising Emergent Bilinguals Labeled as Dis/abled, Maria Cioe Peña

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Psychosocial Correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Well-Being Among Hispanic World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers, Dianne Ciro

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Integration of BMP and Insulin/IGF-1 Signaling Regulates Multiple Homeostatic Functions in Caenorhabditis elegans, James F. Clark

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The Inter-Subject Correlation of EEG in Response to Naturalistic Stimuli, Samantha S. Cohen

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Noise Levels In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review, Esther Cohn

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Toward a Science of Morals, Ross Taylor Colebrook

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Dancing, Mindfulness, and Our Emotions: Embracing the Mind, Body, and Sole, Alisha M. Collins

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Forensic Analysis of Fiber Dyes via Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Mircea A. Comanescu

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A Narrative Approach to Investigating the Contextual Nature of Adolescent Self-Regulation, Kelly Conover

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The Development of Novel Platforms for the Imaging of Cancer by Positron Emission Tomography, Brendon E. Cook

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The Domino Effect: Politics, Policy, and the Consolidation of the Sugar Refining Industry in the United States, 1789–1895, Brendan Cooper

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A Qualitative, Phenomenological Study of Psychotherapists’ Perception of Ethnic Identity Shifts in Immigrant Patients, Ricardo Corbetta

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Teaching | Learning is Emotional: Interpretive and Impressionistic Approaches to Exploring Emotions in Science and Science Teacher Education, Katelin Corbett

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Essays on Environmental Conditions in Cuba, Gonzalo Cordova

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Leadership Ineffectiveness: The Interactive Effects of Leader Personality, Job Demands, and Job Resources on Ethical Climate and Employee Turnover Intentions, Michelle D. Corman

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Insights into the Cyclooxygenase Pathway in a Progressive Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease Induced by Prostaglandin J2: Protection with Ibuprofen, Chuhyon Corwin

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The Communal "I": Exclusion and Belonging in American Autobiography, Melissa Coss Aquino

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Pawns of Policy and Problematized Perception: The Sustainability of Inequality Through the Space of African-American Childhood, Jen-I S. Costosa

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Culture Care Needs of Puerto Rican Women Receiving HIV Care from Nurse Practitioners in New York City, Michele Crespo-Fierro

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Mahoma en dos textos aljamiados del siglo XVI: La filosofía perenne y el monomito de los moriscos, Emil L. Cruz Fernández

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Strengths and Resiliencies of Black MSM in New York City Who Maintain HIV-Seronegativity, Jagadisa-devasri Dacus

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Social Capital and Analyst Forecasts, Jing Dai

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A Comparison of Quiz Grading Criteria, Exam Question Type and Novelty, and their Effects on Exam Scores, Samantha Dalfen

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MicroRNA 1207-3P in Prostate Cancer, Dibash Das

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Chile’s Decree-Law 1094: A Source of Immigrant Vulnerability, Joao M. Da Silva

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Educational Attainment of Immigrant Students in the United States: Generational Struggle Towards Success, Robin Das

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Quantifying the Effects of Wind Regimes and Temperature on Surface Melt over the Antarctic Peninsula (1982–2017) through Modeling, Remote Sensing and In-Situ Data, Rajashree Datta

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Bias-Motivated Homicides: Toward a New Typology, Lindsey Sank Davis

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A Contribution Toward a Global Monograph of Gyroporus: Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Biogeography, Naveed Davoodian

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Queer Repurposed Artifacts: The State of New York City’s Contemporary West Village Bars, Stephanie DeBiase

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Venezuela: Oil and Madness. Politics, Propaganda, and Realities of the Chavista Era, Alvaro E. de Prat

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Discovery and Development of a Three-Component Oxidopyrylium Cycloaddition and Its Application Towards alpha-Hydroxytropolone Synthesis, Michael P. D'Erasmo

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Baryons and Interactions in Magnetic Fields, Amol Deshmukh

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Pregnancy Induced Alterations of Reproductive Tract Collagen and Elastin in a Murine Model, Basant K. Dhital

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“I feed you. I clothe you. I send you to school”: Barriers to Involvement of Low-Income Minority, and Immigrant Parents for the Academic Achievement of Their Children, Myrtle Dickson

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Essays on the Market Structure of the U.S. Health Care System, Ayse S. Diebel

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Food Network Fallout: Why There Are Labor Shortages in Restaurant Kitchens, Jennifer M. Dillon

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Shadows of Empire: The Mughal and British Colonial Heritage of Lahore, Naeem U. Din

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The Influence of Slavery on the Black Body: Black Lives Matter’s Intersectional Methodology and New Advancements, Mone Dixon

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Creating 1968: Art, Architecture, and the Afterlives of the Mexican Student Movement, Mya B. Dosch

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Nomads of the Body, Exiles of the Mind: Twentieth Century Transnational African American Mexican Art and Literature, Anahi A. Douglas

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The Relationship Between Parenting and Child Trauma: An Intergenerational Investigation, Miriam A. Dreyer

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Disorderly Histories: An Anthropology of Decolonization in Western Sahara, Mark Drury

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The Essential New York City Films, Nikola M. Durkovic

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Final Call: Rank-and-File Rebellion in New York City, 1965-1975, Glenn D. Dyer

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Betty Friedan and Juliet Mitchell: Critiques of Ideology and Power, Jennie Eagle

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Under the Influence: Drinking and Immersion in New York City Theatre and Popular Entertainment, 1850 to Present, Chloë R. Edmonson

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From Mass Incarceration to Mass Education: Fostering Collaboration Between State Prisons and State Universities, Miriam Edwin

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Merging Subsistence Perspective and Buen Vivir: An Alternative to Damming the Mekong, Aaron B. Eisenberg

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Opportunities and Limits for Mayoral–Public Employee Union Collaborations: The Case of the de Blasio Administration in New York City, 2013–2017, Elizabeth C. Eisenberg

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Reading Comprehension Instruction for Young Students with High Functioning Autism: Forming Contextual Connections, Karen S. Engel

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A Philosophical Defense of Judicial Minimalism, Cory A. Evans

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The Color of Desire: Contradictions of Race, Sex, and Gay Rights in the Federal Republic of Germany, Christopher B. Ewing

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The Literature of Loss: Modernity, Poetic Prose, and the Tendency Toward Contradiction, Jared D. Fagen

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Determinants of the Acquisition and Display of Behaviors Associated with “Guilt” (Appeasement Behaviors) by Companion Dogs, Parvene Farhoody

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Flexible and Versatile Soft Templates for Mesoporous Silicas and Organosilicas Based on Pluronic Block Copolymer Surfactants and their Mixtures, George Farid

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Underlying Contribution of Executive Functioning to Cognition and Academic Achievement in Individuals with Dystrophinopathy, Robert Fee

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Non-canonical Activation of CREB/crh-1 Mediates Neuroprotection in a Caenorhabditis elegans Model of Excitotoxic Necrosis, K. Genevieve Feldmann

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The Body and the Sacred in Contemporary Italian Women Writers, Laura R Feola

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Studying the Space of Almost Complex Structures on a Manifold Using de Rham Homotopy Theory, Bora Ferlengez

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Ansiedades épico-criollas y el mecenazgo de Indias en el Arauco domado de Pedro de Oña, Andrea L. Fernandez

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Resonant Texts: The Politics of Nineteenth-Century African American Music and Print Culture, Paul Fess

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Beyond the Binary: Gender Identity and Mental Health Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults, Chassitty N. Fiani

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Lexical Access in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy and Severe Speech and Physical Impairment, Iris Fishman

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Gradient Estimation for Attractor Networks, Thomas Flynn

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Speech Perception in Mandarin- and Cantonese-Speaking Children with Cochlear Implants: A Systematic Review, Sum Yee Fong

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Difficult Subjects Scatting and Scattered: A Poetics of Dissolution in Black Expressive Culture, Tonya M. Foster

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Dear Son of Memory: Milton's Engagement with Shakespeare, Bradley Fox

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Recognizing the Twentieth-Century Love Story, Angela Francis

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"I Was Not Sick and I Didn't Need to Recover": Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) as a Refuge from Criminalization, David Frank

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On A and B Theories of Time, Edward Freeman