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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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

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Rescinding Rancière: An Investigation Into the Conservative Tendencies of a Leading Proponent of Radical Democracy, and a Reconstruction of the Participatory Democracy of Ancient Athens, Tyler J. Olsen

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Darwin's Failures: Childless Women in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel, Rose P. O'Malley

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Process Evaluation of Terrorism Amnesty and Reintegration Program, and Perceptions of the Program within Kenya Police, Resila Onyango

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Segunda Parte de la Historia General Llamada Índica (1572) de Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa. Estudio y Edición Anotada., Aleksín H. Ortega

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Musicking and Literacy Connections in the Third Space: Leveraging the Strengths of a Latinx Immigrant Community, Angelica Ortega

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The Artfulness of Absence: A Linguistic Analysis of Simile and Metaphor, Kathryn Paige O'Shields

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Leonard Bernstein's Piano Music: A Comparative Study of Selected Works, Leann Osterkamp

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Stereotype Threat and Racial Disparities at the Front End of the Criminal Justice System, Megan J. O'Toole

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Oil Pollution on the High Seas: The Establishment of an International Regime to Deal with Public International Law and Private Law Issues and the Role of Non-State Actors in Their Resolution Prior to and at the 1969 International Legal Conference on Marine Pollution Damage (“Brussels Conference”), Milton Ottensoser

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Effect of the Diverse Standardized Patient Simulation (DSPS) Cultural Competence Education Strategy on Nursing Students’ Transcultural Self-Efficacy Perceptions, Eda Ozkara San

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Never Trust Anything That Bleeds for Seven Days and Doesn’t Die: Menstruation, Cultural Materialism, and Autoethnography, Anastasiya Panas

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Seasonal Characterization of New York City Urban Thermal Environment, Spiridon Papanikolaou

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A Functional Neuroimaging Study of Self-Regulatory Control in Adults with Gambling and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Nidhi Parashar

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Visualizing Knowledge in the Illuminated Manuscripts of the Breviari d’amor, Joy Partridge

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The Way We Dream Now: History, Theory, and LGBTQ Memoir in America, Megan Paslawski

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Essays on the Economics of Driving and Health, Jessica Lynn Peck

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The Phenomenon of Match-Fixing in Soccer: A Plague Without a Cure?, Nikolaos Petropoulos

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The Therapeutic Potential of Natural Products from Vaccinium Berries for Viral and Lung Diseases Through an Improved LC-MS-Based Chemometric Approach, Vanya I. Petrova

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Syntactic Processing and Cross-Linguistic Structural Priming in Heritage Spanish Speakers and Late Bilinguals: Effects of Exposure to L2 English on Processing Illicit Structures in L1 Spanish, Ian Phillips

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Manifest Density: Decentering the Global Western Film, Michael D. Phillips

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Dolls Who Speak: Sex Robots, Cyborgs and the Image of Woman, Victoria E. Pihl Sorensen

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Investigation of Novel Electrolytes for Use in Lithium-Ion Batteries and Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Kartik Pilar

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Heat Stress Vulnerability: Analyzing the Socio-Environmental Factors Influencing Heat Stress Hospital Visits and Implementation of Green Infrastructure in New York City, Jose Pillich

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Throwing off the "Draggling Dresses": Women and Dress Reform, 1820-1900, Laura J. Ping

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The Syndrome of Romantic Love, Arina Pismenny

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Validity Testing of the Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Practice Survey (GGNPS), Alexandra Plavskin

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Shakespeare and Chaucer: Dream Visions and Dramatic Designs, Michael Plunkett

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Casualties of Racism: Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Emerging Adults, Lillian Anais Polanco

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N-Representability in the Quantum Kernel Energy Method, Walter Polkosnik

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Tracing Dominican Attitudes Towards Race: A Historical Analysis, Marcos Polonia

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Military Citizenship in the Post-9/11 Homefront, Estefania Ponti

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Physical Applications of the Geometric Minimum Action Method, George L. Poppe Jr.

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The Theatrical King: Joseph Addison's Invention of Modern Sovereignty, Dan Poston

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Relating Justification Logic Modality and Type Theory in Curry–Howard Fashion, Konstantinos Pouliasis

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Using Authentic Inquiry to Unpack Emotions and Thorny Issues Within Teaching and Learning, Leah Denise Pride

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Synthesis and Characterization of Cytocompatible Sponge-Mimetic Scaffolds and Biomedical Polymers, Kamia Punia

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Perceived Health: A Grounded Theory Study on How Young Black Men Process Their Health, Layla L. Qaabidh

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Iron Oxide Nanomagnets in Polymer Matrices – Synthesis and Characterization, Shenjie Qiu

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Espacios alternativos y nomadismo en tres poetas salvadoreñas de la guerra: Leyla Quintana, Kenny Rodríguez y Eva Ortiz, Juana M. Ramos