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).

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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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Distinct Neuropsychological Profile and Associated Neurochemical Changes in Individuals with Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, and Stroke-Like Episodes (MELAS), Emily B. Leaffer

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Delivering Justice: Food Delivery Cyclists in New York City, Do J. Lee

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Geometry and Analysis of some Euler-Arnold Equations, Jae Min Lee

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Climax Structure in Late Romantic Opera, Ji Yeon Lee

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A Performance Analysis of Scriabin’s Early Piano Works: Sonata-Fantaisie (1886), Allegro Appassionato, Allegro De Concert, and Fantaisie, Soyeon K. Lee

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Between Settlers and Sovereignty: Literary Solidarity and Anti-Colonial Discourse in Territorial Hawai‘i, 1887–1959, Trevor J. Lee

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A Sustainable “No Excuses” Charter School Model, Kelly Lerash

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Development of Realistic Stimuli for the Evaluation of Listening Effort using Auditory Evoked Potentials, Christie Hoo Yee Leung

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Divergence of CAT(0) Cube Complexes and Coxeter Groups, Ivan Levcovitz

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Tangible Things: The Matter of Susan Howe, Thomas Lewek

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On the Front Lines: Managerialism in Substance Abuse Agencies, Jocelyn E. Lewiskin

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A Qualitative Case Study: Jamaican Nurses Intent to Migrate Internationally, Mabel Lewis

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Angelenos, Vivian Liang

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We Refugees, Again, Aaron Linas

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Status, Power, and Apologies: How Status and Power Shape the Willingness to Apologize and the Perception of Victims, Louis Lipani

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The Patterns and Prosecutions of Media Leakers, Julia M. Lipkins

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Binding of Maize Necrotic Streak Virus (MNeSV) 3’ I-Shaped Structure (3’ ISS) to Eukaryotic Translation Factors (eIFs) and Implication in eIF4F Mediated Translation Initiation, Qiao Liu

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Wukongism: Monkey King, Kungfu/Jazz, and Asian/American Performance, Sissi Liu

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Essays on Innovation, Analyst Coverage, and Corporate Finance, Yang Liu

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Regulation of Dissolved Arsenic Using Zero-Valent Iron with Gypsum and Sulfate Reducing Bacteria: Laboratory Microcosm and Column Studies, Ying Liu

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Nanoporous Carbon-based CO2 Reduction Catalysts: Exploring the Combined Effects of Surface Chemistry and Porosity, Wanlu Li

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Social Influences on Songbird Behavior: From Song Learning to Motion Coordination, Iva Ljubičić

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Memory in Memoir & Biography: Science, Place, and Agency, Johnathan E. Longo

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Deconstructing City Hall Park: The Development and Archaeology of the Common, Alyssa Loorya

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Just Drop My Body on the Steps of the FDA: Emotion & Activism at ACT UP’s “Seize Control of the FDA” Action, Mariana Lopez de Castilla

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Essays on the Economics of Health and Human Capital, Paloma Lopez de mesa Moyano

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Territories of Contestation in Medellín: Destierro, Memory, the Youth, and the State, Joan C. Lopez

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Unpacking Ostalgia: Where Biography Meets History, Melanie Lorek

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Compact Gene Regulatory Cassettes Support Hallmark Features of T-Cell Receptor (TCR)-alpha Gene Locus Control Region (LCR) Activity, Jordana Lovett

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When Humor Hurts: The Detrimental Effect of Humor on Brand Attitudes After a Brand Transgression, Lama Lteif

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Interdisciplinary Studies of Complex Network and Machine Learning and Its Applications, Shaojun Luo

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Assessing the Outcomes of a Jail-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program: A Quasi-Experimental Approach, Laura Lutgen

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Singlet Oxygen Oxidation of Guanine, 9-Methylguanine and Guanine-Cytosine Base Pair: Dynamics and Kinetics Revealed by Parallel Gas- and Solution-Phase Experiments and Computations, Wenchao Lu

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The Dark Side of Charismatic Leadership: A Social Exchange Perspective, Bin Ma

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“Community in Solitude”: The Solitary Self, Social Critique, and Utopian Longing, Colin S. Macdonald

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"Betwixt the World Destroyed and World Restored": Subjectivity and Paradisal Recovery in John Milton's Late Poems, Chihping Ma

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Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceived Self-competency Regarding Individualized Developmental Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Patricia Macho

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De-centering the Monolingual: A Psychophysiological Study of Heritage Speaker Language Processing, Christen N. Madsen II

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The Effects of Pyramidal Training on Staff Acquisition of Five Behavior Analytic Procedures, Lindsay M. Maffei-Almodovar

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Feminism Under and After Franco: Success and Failure in the Democratic Transition, Kathryn L. Mahaney

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The Musicality of Salsa Dancers: An Ethnographic Study, Janice Mahinka

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The Psychology of Plato's Republic: Taking Book 10 into Account, Daniel Mailick

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Taxonomy, Taphonomy, and Bioerosion of Lamniform and Carcharhiniform Shark Teeth from Onslow Bay, North Carolina and an Example Extension from the Gulf Coastal Plain of the U.S.A., Harry M. Maisch IV

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Neural Underpinnings of Walking Under Cognitive and Sensory Load: A Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Approach, Brenda R. Malcolm

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Essence, Explanation, and Modal Knowledge, Antonella Mallozzi

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Adaptation and Augmentation: Towards Better Rescoring Strategies for Automatic Speech Recognition and Spoken Term Detection, Min Ma

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An Analysis of Successful and Unsuccessful Terrorist Assassinations: Informing Counterterrorism Through Situational Crime Prevention, Marissa Mandala

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Economics, Politics and the Environment, Ron Mandelbaum

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Opposition to the Eighteenth Amendment in the House of Representatives, Henry J. Manwell

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The Distribution of Totally Positive Integers in Totally Real Number Fields, Tianyi Mao

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Colorism in Assessor Ratings: Exploring the Roles of Social Dominance Orientation, Metaphorical Associations and Skin Tone Stereotypes, Tiwi D. Marira

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Neonatal Stimulation of PKC Epsilon Signaling Normalizes Fragile X-Associated Deficits in PVN Oxytocin Expression and Later-Life Social and Anxiety Behavior, Alexandra E. Marsillo

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Sunken II Chords and Inwardness: A Correspondence Complex in Robert Schumann’s Liederjahr Songs, Alexander J.J. Martin

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There’s Nothing Here: Tenure, Attachment, and Changing Perceptions in Gentrifying Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Sara Martucci

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The Dictators’ Dilemma: Repression or Concessions in the Face of Resistance, Chris Massaro

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Standard and Anomalous Wave Transport Inside Random Media, Xujun Ma

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The Brotherhood: Black Officers, Prisoners, and New York’s Crisis in Corrections, 1962–1984, Katherine Logan McBride

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Adults’ Perceptions of Children with Mental Illness Labels Who Tell Truths and Lies, Jessica Lynn McCurdy

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On Some Geometry of Graphs, Zachary S. McGuirk

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Making It Pay to be a Fan: The Political Economy of Digital Sports Fandom and the Sports Media Industry, Andrew McKinney

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State Unbuilding: Presidents and the American National Security State, 1952–2016, Adam M. McMahon

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A Democratic Conundrum: A Study of Online Student Performance at Community Colleges, Lavita McMath Turner

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Rising Above the Faithful: Monumental Ceiling Crosses in Byzantine Cappadocia, Alice Lynn McMichael

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A Colony’s State of Sovereignty: Decolonization Has Yet to Take Place In Rwanda, Mahalia Mehu

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Statistical Regularities in Melodic Phrases: Effects on Aesthetic Ratings, Daniel Meredith

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A History of Employee Ownership in the United States, Christopher Michael

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The Structurally Adjusted School: School Restructuring and Youth Political Incorporation in Suburban America, Erin Michaels

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Militarization of Conservation, Daniel Ryan Michel

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Impact of Neurodevelopmental Genes on the Trajectory of ADHD Severity: A Pilot Study, Agnieszka Mlodnicka

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Testing the Efficacy of Interventions to Decrease Racial Bias in Jury Selection, Karima Modjadidi

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Evidence of the 1762 Arakan and Prior Earthquakes in the Northern Sunda Subduction, Dhiman Ranjan Mondal

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Toward a Posthuman Ecology: Evolutionary Aesthetics in Transatlantic Romanticism, Kaitlin Mondello

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Bacterial LPS at the Immune Modulating Component in Juzen-taiho-to, Diego Montenegro

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Digesting Democracy: A Theoretical Analysis of American Food Regimes, Angela R. Moore

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Transnational Nationalists: Cosmopolitan Women, Philanthropy, and Italian State-Building, 1850-1890, Diana Moore

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Multimodal Depression Detection: An Investigation of Features and Fusion Techniques for Automated Systems, Michelle Renee Morales

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Bayesian State Space Representation Model: Applications to Macroeconomics and International Finance, Hiroshi Morita

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Affecting Civil War: The Poetics of Fear in Lucan’s Bellum Civile, Irene R. Morrison-Moncure

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The New Veil: A Fundamentally Modern Phenomenon, Hassan Mortada

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Strategies Involving the Food-Derived Agent Curcumin to Eliminate Brain Cancer, Sumit Mukherjee

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The Effect of Nurse Residency Program Completion on Work Readiness of New Graduate Nurses Transitioning into Professional Practice, Suzanne Mullings-Carter

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Brentwood, New York 11717: A Multimedia Ethnographic Study on an Immigrant Town, Ashley Mungo

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Collaborative Appearance-Based Place Recognition and Improving Place Recognition Using Detection of Dynamic Objects, Juan Pablo Munoz

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NMR Characterizations of Candidate Battery Electrolytes, Stephen A. Munoz

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Sites of Historical Amusement: Tourism and the Recontextualization of American History, Brendan Murphy

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It’s a Family Affair: Parental Configuration, Educational Attainment, and Race, Sandra Murphy

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The Effects of a Voice Treatment on Facial Emotional Expression in Parkinson's Disease: Expressivity, Experience, and Gender, Elizabeth M. Murray

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Biological Signatures of Emotion Regulation in Children, Sarah Myruski

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Explaining Animosity Towards the Roma: A Case Study of Twitter Communication in Italy during the Refugee Crisis, Mayuko Nakatsuka

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Like What You See? The Influence of Program Assortment Organization and Viewing Motivation on Video-on-Demand Consumption, Boram Nam

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Rhetorique du Soi dans la litterature francophone haïtienne du XXe siècle. Manques et Manquements?, Jasmine Narcisse

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Movements and Political Parties in the 21st Century: Exploring the Role of ICTs, Human Development, and Political-Activism Culture in East Asia and Latin America, Wilneida Negron

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Nature versus Nurture, Matilda Nikehasani

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The Threats of Sea Level Rise: An Eco-Geopolitical Visual Analysis, Jorge L. Nowell-Enriquez

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Managing Ambiguity: Nurses Caring for the Mother of a Stillborn Baby, Natasha J. Nurse

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The State and Future of Autonomous Vehicle Regulation in the United States, Nikolay Nyashin

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Manipulating Goal States and Brain States: Using EEG and HD-tDCS to Investigate Mechanisms Underlying the Influence of Achievement Goals on Declarative Memory, Yuliya Ochakovskaya

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Strauss and the City: The Reception of Richard Strauss’s Salome, Elektra, and Der Rosenkavalier within New York City, 1907–1934, Christopher G. Ogburn

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Footnotes to Footnotes: Whitehead's Plato, Nathan Oglesby

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The Sound Patterns of Kachok in the Context of Bahnaric and North-Bahnaric Studies, Emily L. Olsen