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 Login required).

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

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Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2020

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The Infrastructure of Politics: Participatory Urbanism, Professional Strategies, and the Production of the Built Environment in Post-Revolution Cairo, Claire Panetta

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Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Factors Predicting Distress and End-of-Life Planning among Individuals with Advanced Cancers, Aliza A. Panjwani

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The Objectives of Public Higher Education in New York City Through the Lens of Language, John-Nicholas Parker

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Age-Related Effects on Gait Parameters in Healthy Normal Aging Adults, Jamie C. Park

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Bilingual Reading Fluency and Prediction: Heritage Language versus Second Language, Olga Parshina

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Desexualizing Queer Identities: Methods to Validating Non-Sexual Romantic Attraction and Relationships, Unnati Patel

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Gene Regulation and Cell Fate Choice in the Developing Vertebrate Retina, Sruti Patoori

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Hannah Arendt’s Vision of Politics: Exemplary Negativities and the Ostjuden, Jacob E. Pearce

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Many Forms of Black Death: Coal Extraction, Transnational Activism and the Value of Life in Colombia, Oscar H. Pedraza Vargas

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Locke’s Rebellious Progeny: Phenomenology and Ethics of Leopardi’s A-Dialectical Materialism, Paolo Pellecchia

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Emotion in Mind, Kathryn E. Pendoley

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360º Video and Language Documentation: Towards a Corpus of Kanien'kéha (Mohawk), Joseph Pentangelo

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Una isla, dos literaturas: Contrapunteo de la literatura de la isla y la diáspora dominicanas (1965–2018), Jose L. Peralta

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The Dynamic Linkages Between Structural Interdependencies, Computer-Mediated Communication, and Emergence in Newly Formed Virtual Groups, Erik Pesner

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A Literary History of Early Trans Poetry: Readings, Poetics, Transitions, Obstacles, Movements, Trace Peterson

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Los cuerpos en conflicto del chavismo: cuatro obras venezolanas en la era de la Revolución Bolivariana, Rebeca Pineda Burgos

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“The Little Seed and the Wind”: Digital Intervention Tool for Geography and Empathy, Maritha Pocorni-Humphries

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Americans Collecting Natural History, Herbert A. Pollard IV

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Essays in Retirement Economics, Gunnar Poppe Yanez

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Narrating Intensity: History and Emotions in Elsa Morante, Goliarda Sapienza and Elena Ferrante, Stefania Porcelli

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Overcoming Adversity in The STEM Classroom: Examining Learned Helplessness in First-Year Community College Students Using Salivary Cortisol, Surveys and Interviews, Diane M. Price Banks

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DH in Prison, Sabina Pringle

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The Phylogenetic Relationships of Middle-Late Miocene Apes: Implications for Early Human Evolution, Kelsey D. Pugh

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Ascriptive Nationalism, Demagoguery, and the Modern Presidency: A Case Study in Constitutional Decay, Christopher J. Putney

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Development and Validation of a Multidimensional Scale for Measuring Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System, Jimin Pyo

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Beyond Exposure: Markers of English Proficiency in School-Aged French–English Bilinguals, Erin Quirk

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Primary Care Physician Perceptions of Hearing Loss and Amplification: A Survey, Sophie Racine

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The Piety Movement in an American Suburb: The Experiences of Women of the Islamic Circle of North America on Staten Island, Aisha Raheel

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Reflections on the Eating of Bologna Sandwiches: A Memoir, Benjamin M. Raphael

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The U.S. Approach to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: A Comparative Analysis of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump Administration Policies in Afghanistan, Mohammad Rasouli

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Aesthetic Redemption: Psychedelia, Film, and Walter Benjamin’s Sensory Revolution, Alexander C. Redlins

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Visual Perspective Taking in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Erin L. Reilly

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Exploring Vicarious Resilience among Practitioners Working with Clients Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events, Adam Reynolds

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Exploring Influences on Autistic Identity Development in Adolescence and Early Adulthood, Ariana Riccio

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Stealin' the Meetin': Black Education History & the Black Panthers' Oakland Community School, Robert P. Robinson

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Cinegrafia: literatura, espectadores y cinefilia contemporanea en latinoamerica, Rojo Robles Mejias

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Environmental Transformative Justice: Responding to Ecocide, Manuel Rodeiro

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Inspirations for Awake: Expressions of Trauma Through Fiction and Autoethnographic Literature, Sophia Rodriguez

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Failures of Grace: Limits of Tragedy in the Late Nineteenth-Century Novel, Anick S. Rolland

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The Sounds of Sikles Gurung: A Phonetic and Phonological Description of a Tibeto-Burman Language of Nepal, Danielle Ronkos

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Democracy for Homework: A Review of Civic Engagement in Urban Public Schools, Amanda B. Rosenblum

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Object Relations, Identity Formation, and Transitional Space in Religious Conversion, Arielle Rubenstein

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Convexity and Curvature in Hierarchically Hyperbolic Spaces, Jacob Russell-Madonia

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Fact and Fiction in Mexican Film: 1970s, 2000s, Lily M. Ryan

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Paper House: The Revolution, the Disappeared, and the Historicity of Lebanon, Elsa Saade

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Internet Voting and the Equity of Participatory Budgeting Outcomes: A Study of New York City’s Participatory Budgeting Initiative, Rodrigo Saad

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Building for Culture: How Municipal Ownership of Cultural Facilities Influences Annual Arts Funding in American Cities, Adam M. Sachs

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Beast-Gods, Bandits, and Beggar-Kings: The Traveler in Political Thought, Nader Sadre

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Developmental Outcomes of Young Children Exposed to Early Childhood Adversities, Inga Saitadze

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A Narrative Inquiry to Explore the Connection Between Gender and Discipline in Grades Pre-K–8, Nicole Salazar

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Truth Telling: Exploring Sexuality in Widowed and Single Older Black Women, Margaret A. Salisu

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Maryland’s Historically Black Institutions: In Pursuit of Equity in Higher Education, Maureen Samedy-Cooke

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Wrongful Conviction Documentaries: Influences of Crime Media Exposure on Mock Juror Decision-Making, Patricia Y. Sanchez

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The Impact of Anti-Corruption Laws: Evidence from the U.K. Bribery Act's Extraterritorial Reach, Amanda Sanseverino

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Parent–Child Relationship, Resting Heart Rate, and Callous–Unemotional Traits in Adolescents, Eva M. Santucci

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UN Trust Funds as Agent to Fulfill the Norm Adapting and Diffusing Functions, Mikiko Sawanishi

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“In the same figure, like the king that’s dead”: The Phantasmic Authorship of The Other Side of the Wind, Hunter M. Sawyer

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Mutational Analysis and Domain Characterization of the Apolipoprotein L-1 Ion Channel, Charles M. Schaub

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A Quadratic Analysis of Trait Anxiety and Heart Rate Variability, Katlyn Schroder

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Structural Studies of Peptide Toxins and Their Binding Properties Towards the Voltage Sensing Domain of Nav1.7, Ryan Schroder

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Continuity as Crisis: Two Traditions of Theorizing about Animal Minds, Adam See

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Whose War Is It Anyway? How Afghanistan Became a Battlefield Over Global Hegemony During the Cold War, Kathryn Shapiro

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On the Temporal Interpretation of Epistemic Modals: Evidence from Palestinian Arabic, Alaa M. Sharif

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A Modelist Proposal, Jian Shen

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Breast Dressing: A Critical Review of Post-Surgical Bras, Adi Sieradzki

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Essays on Macroeconomic Uncertainty and Capital Flows, Luis E. Silva-Yanez

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Dictyostelium discoideum Protein Kinase C-orthologue pkcA Regulates the Actin Cytoskeleton through Interaction with Phospholipase D and p21-activated Kinase, Sean Singh

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Gender Differences in Personality: An Item-Level Analysis, Casey C. Smith

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The Perception of Prosody in English-Speaking Children with Cochlear Implants: A Systematic Review, Grace R. Smith

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The Coherence of Left-Libertarianism: A New Approach to Reconciling Libertarianism and Socialism, Jesse E. Spafford

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Awful Nearness: Rape and the English Novel, 1740–1900, Erin A. Spampinato

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How to Break an Addiction: A Case for Planetary Post-Capitalist Recovery, Ann Marie (Annie) Spencer

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Shakespeare's Problem Comedies as Self-Critique, John-Paul Spiro

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Translation Distance and Fibered 3-Manifolds, Alexander J. Stas

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Labor, Land Use, and the Luxury City, Samuel Stein

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Testing the Perceptual Magnet Effect in Monolinguals and Bilinguals, Michael C. Stern

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Landscape and Lore: River Acheron and the Oracle of the Dead, LaShante St. Fleur

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Memory for Episodic Details of Naturalistic Events Remains Stable Over the Course of One Week, Kennedy E. Stomberg

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Two Cello Works of Pēteris Vasks: Structure, Symbolism, and Identity, Caroline Bean Stute

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Accomplices in Art: The Expansion of Authorship in the 1970s and '80s, Sydney Stutterheim

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Faculty Advisement and Helpfulness and the Retention of First-Semester Associate Degree Nursing Students, Janice Summers

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Study of Reaction Dynamics of Protonated/Deprotonated and Radical Cations of Guanine in Nucleobases and Nucleosides: Singlet Oxygen Oxidation, C8-Water Addition, Cross-Linking with Lysine and Base-Pair Dissociation, Yan Sun

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Novel Fast Algorithms For Low Rank Matrix Approximation, John T. Svadlenka

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Black Catholicism: The Formation of Local Religion in Colonial Mexico, Krystle F. Sweda

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Alternative Cichoń Diagrams and Forcing Axioms Compatible with CH, Corey B. Switzer

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Devotional Literature of the Prophet Muhammad in South Asia, Zahra F. Syed

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Exploring the Relationship Between Perceived Interpersonal Influence and Citizenship Behavior: The Mediating Roles of Social Identity and Team Member Exchange, Laura Sywulak

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“Caring Is Sharing”: The Effect of Childhood Memories on Consumers’ Lending Behavior, Teodora Szabo-Douat

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Describing the Dress of Women: Author’s Notes on the Development of Gender, Cassandra B. Tan

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Object-Oriented Musicology: Some Implications of Graham Harman's Philosophy for Music Theory, History, and Criticism, Eric Taxier

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The Effects of Two Kinds of Stereotype Threat on Implicit Racial Bias in African-Americans, Brad Thomas

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Is the South (Still) America’s Sacrifice Zone? A Regional Analysis of Toxic Emissions, 1987–2017, Tanesha A. Thomas

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The “Olympiad of Photography”: FIAP and the Global Photo-Club Culture, 1950–1965, Alise Tifentale

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Controlled Observation: The Challenges of Therapy for the Mentally Ill Incarcerated Population, Esther Tingué

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A Comparison of Strain, Social Learning, Control, and Trauma Theories of Crime, Nicole Trauffer

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'Odd Secrets of the Line': Emily Dickinson and the Uses of Folk, Wendy Tronrud

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Occitan Musicians, Immigration, and Postcolonial Regionalism in Southern France, Sarah E. Trouslard

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The Effects of Eighth Years of Compulsory Schooling Enforcement in Turkey, Muhammed Tumay

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How Should Context-Dependent Words Be Taught to Beginning Readers?, Abigail M. Turner

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Stalking and Attachment Theory: Causes and Management, Zoe Turner