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 2016

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The Politics of Middle Class Decline and Growth in Industrialized Democracies, 1980 to 2010, Young-hwan Byun

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Alien, Illegal, Undocumented: Labeling, Context, and Worldview in the Immigration Debate and in the Lives of Undocumented Youth, David A. Caicedo

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Metabolic Profiling and Polymer Formation of Gene Silenced Potato Periderms, Qing Cai

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United in Political Solidarity: How Multicultural Endorsement and Group Identity Inspire Intergroup Political Solidarity Among Members of Lower Status Groups, Justine Calcagno

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Virtue’s Web: The Virtue of Empathic Attunement and the Need for a Relational Foundation, Georgina D. Campelia

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Looking Upstream: A Sociological Investigation of Mass Public Shootings, Joel A. Capellan

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Musical and Dramatic Roles of the Chorus in Hugo Weisgall’s "Esther", Michael A. Capobianco IV

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Observational Assessment of Empathy in Parent-Child Verbal Exchanges and Their Influence on Child Behavior, Patty Carambot

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Negotiating and Navigating Invisible Food Deserts: An Exploratory Study on Foodways of Adults on the Autism Spectrum, JungJa Park Cardoso

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The Words and Worlds of Disability: Discourses on Disablement Within the Situated Practices of Service Providers, Enitza C. Carril

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YouTube As A Net"work": A Media Analysis of the YouTube Beauty Community, Barbara Casabianca

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Assessing Social Protection Arrangements in Angola and Mozambique, Andre Cavaller Guzzi

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Transmission of Focused Picosecond Light Pulse through Multimode Fibers, Yin Cen

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Mad Men of Letters: Advertising, Masculinity, and the American Postmodern Novel, Jennifer Chancellor

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Millets from the Margins: Value, Knowledge and the Subaltern Practice of Biodiversity in Uttarakhand, India, Priya R. Chandrasekaran

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Social Cognitive Processes in the Priming of Mental Illness Stereotypes by the Media, Ginny Chan

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Left of Maidan: Self-Organization and the Ukrainian State on the Edge of Europe, Emily S. Channell-Justice

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Processing Filler-Gap Dependencies in Mandarin Chinese: An Effect of Language Exposure?, Stanley Chen

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Tuning Topological Surface States by Charge Transfer, Zhiyi Chen

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Examining Victimization in South Korea 1993-2010: A Comparative Application of Ecological Theories of Crime, Jisun Choi

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Producing Discursive Change: From "Illegal Aliens" to "Unauthorized Immigration" in Library Catalogs, J. Silvia Cho

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A Study of the Impact of Interaction Mechanisms and Population Diversity in Evolutionary Multiagent Systems, Sadat U. Chowdhury

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On the Syntax/Semantics of Korean Nominal Particles, Han-Byul Chung

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Waking Dreams: Modernist Intoxications and the Poetics of Altered States, Jason Ciaccio

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Headhunting: Evaluating the Disruptive Capacity of Leadership Decapitation on Terrorist Organizations, Ted Clemens IV

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Ethnicity Matters: Implications for Understanding and Acting upon Disparities in Health Affecting Black Men in the United States, Helen V. S. Cole

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Imaginary Subjects: Fiction-Writing Instruction in America, 1826 - 1897, Paul Collins

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Student Perspectives on Meaningful Adult Relationships in a Transfer School, Susan E. Collins

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Socio-Economic Inequalities, Academic Failure, and Institutional Interventions: What CUNY Is Doing To Help Its High Risk Populations, Cynthia Constant

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How Do Open Educational Resources (OERs) Impact Students? A Qualitative Study at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, Cailean Cooney

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Exploring the Uses of Cultural Funds of Knowledge Among Ethnic Minority Immigrant College Students in Their Constructions of Learning Identities Within a Collaborative Photovoice Project, Stacey Jennell Cooper

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Claiming Time: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith on Freedom and Futurity, Jennifer Corby

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Ceasing to Run Underground: 20th-Century Women Writers and Hydro-Logical Thought, Annie M. Cranstoun

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Curing Violence: Prescriptions for Justice and Peace in Colombia, Marissa Crawford

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Saving: Stem Cell Science, Christian Adoption, and Frozen Embryo Potential in the United States, Risa Cromer

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Interstate Alliances of the Fourth-Century BCE Greek World: A Socio-Cultural Perspective, Nicholas D. Cross

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Guidance Index for Shallow Landslide Hazard Analysis, Cheila Cullen

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Increasing Accessibility for Map Readers with Acquired and Inherited Color Vision Deficiencies: A Re-Coloring Algorithm for Maps, Gretchen M. Culp

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The Impact of Foster Care on Depression: An Examination of Placement Type and Mental Health Service Utilization Among Children and Adolescents, Kisha Cummings

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Playing with Matches: Matchmaking as Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Marriage Plot, Colleen Cusick

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The Effects of Health-Related Fitness on School Attendance in New York City 6th-8th Grade Youth, Emily M. D'Agostino

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Die Meistersinger, New York City, and the Metropolitan Opera: The Intersection of Art and Politics During Two World Wars, Gwen L. D'Amico

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Motivaciones comunicativas para la expresión de sujeto en secuencias clausales correferenciales en español, Berenice Darwich

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Nondescript: A Web Tool to Aid Subversion of Authorship Attribution, Robin Davis

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“Vital Glowing Things”: The Art of Women’s Writing, 1910-1935, Elizabeth C. Decker

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ZnCdMgSe as a Materials Platform for Advanced Photonic Devices: Broadband Quantum Cascade Detectors and Green Semiconductor Disk Lasers, Joel De Jesus

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The Antipolitics of Food in Middle-Class America, Neri de Kramer

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Crossing Boundaries: The Transnational Third Space of Contemporary Chinese-Francophone Writers, Paula S. DelBonis-Platt

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The Moving Image in Public Art: U.S. and U.K., 1980-Present, Annie Dell'Aria

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Straddling Feminisms: Post-Wave Pop Politics and Experimental Performance, Jessica Del Vecchio

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Dialogic Faiths: Multi-Genre Expression in Religious Narrative, Rosemary L. Demos

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Sociodemographic and Geospatial Correlates of Stillbirths and Neonatal Mortality in Indonesia (1993-2007), Alka Dev

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Theoretical Analysis of Single Molecule Spectroscopy Lineshapes of Conjugated Polymers, Murali Devi

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Providing Care for Many in the Context of Few Resources: Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout and Moral Distress Experienced by Healthcare Providers in Rural Uganda, Lauren Michelle Dewey

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Engagement and Resistance: African Americans, Saudi Arabia and Islamic Transnationalisms, 1975 to 2000, Jeffrey Diamant

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Photonic Crystals with Alternate Arrays of Rods and Holes in a Low Dielectric-Index Material, Dimitar L. Dimitrov

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Healthy Beginnings: Exploring the Impact of Parental Stress and Relationship Quality on Birth Outcomes, Anna A. Divney

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Paired Associative Transspinal and Transcortical Stimulation Produces Bidirectional Plasticity of Human Cortical and Spinal Motor Pathways, Luke Dixon, Mohamed Ibrahim, and Danielle Santora

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Expecting Success: Factors Influencing Ninth Graders' Science Self-Efficacy, Elizabeth Donahue

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Re-Examining the Bilingual Advantage on Interference-Control and Task-Switching Tasks: A Meta-Analysis, Seamus Donnelly

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Dinámicas políticas y proyectos culturales en la Posrevolución Cubana (1989-2015): Paideia, Diáspora(s), and Generación cero, Walfrido Dorta

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Modernism with a Human Face: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in Eastern Europe, 1954-1958, Nikolaos Drosos

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Beaches, People, and Change: A Political Ecology of Rockaway Beach after Hurricane Sandy, Bryce B. DuBois

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The Impact of Climate Variability and Conflict on Childhood Diarrhea and Malnutrition in West Africa, Gillian Dunn

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Transparent Interiors: Detective and Mystery Fiction in the Age of Photography, Melissa D. Dunn

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The Virtue Mentality, Rachel Eckhardt

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African American Young People's Views of Youth Participation and its Implications for Addressing Community Problems, Isabelle M. Elisha

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The Cumulative Impact of Trauma Exposure and Recidivism After Incarceration Among Black Men, Johanna E. Elumn Madera

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Performing el Rap el ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics amid Neoliberal Incursions in Ramallah, Amman, and Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein

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Dislocating Camps: On State Power, Queer Aesthetics & Asian/Americanist Critique, Christopher Alan Eng

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Evolving the Genre of Empire: Gender and Place in Women's Natural Histories of the Americas, 1688-1808, Diana Epelbaum

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Survey to Assess Inclusion in DPT Curricula in the United States, Michael Erickson, Paul Nasri, and David Perrotto

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The Implications of Chromatin Remodelers' Acetylation in INO1 Activation, Michelle M. Esposito

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Reshaping National Imaginations in the Midst of Civil Genocide: Denationalization in the Dominican Republic and Transnational Activism, Javiela Evangelista

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How to Be a French Jew: Proust, Lazare, Glissant, Paul J. Fadoul

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Examination of the Impact of Students' Skill Levels on the Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Interventions for Improving Mathematics Fluency, Erica Fanning

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Scale Up Bayesian Network Learning, Xiannian Fan

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Probing the Structure and Photophysics of Porphyrinoid Systems for Functional Materials, Christopher D. Farley

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Darwinian Debunking Reconsidered, Amanda J. Favia

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Possible Underlying Mechanisms of Hyperactivity in Children with ADHD, Nicole Feirsen

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Mandated Anger Management from the Perspective of Violent Offenders, Cory M. Feldman

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La quebrada y la costa peruanas en voces narrativas a mediados del siglo XX: María Rosa Macedo y Sara María Larrabure, Ricardo N. Fernández

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Gender Roles, Social Control and Digital Piracy: A Longitudinal Analysis of Gender Differences in Software Piracy Among Korean Adolescents, Riccardo Ferraresso

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Status Signaling and the Characterization of a Chirp-Like Signal in the Weakly Electric Fish Steatogenys elegans, Caitlin E. Field

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Fundamental Parameters of the Lowest Mass Stars to the Highest Mass Planets, Joseph C. Filippazzo

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The Evolution of the Viral RNA Sensor OAS1 in Old World Monkeys and Cetartiodactyls, Ian Fish

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Explicit Reciprocity Laws for Higher Local Fields, Jorge Florez

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Centralized, Decentralized, Distributed: Disruptive Technology in Distance Education from "Sunrise Semester" to Present-Day MOOCs, Rosanna Flouty

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Perceptions of Fidelity and Adaptation in Evidence-Informed Interventions by Women of Color Sexuality Health Educators, Sara C. Flowers

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Dying to Learn, Learning to Die, The Craft of Dying in Early Modern English Drama and the Cultivation of Dying-Voice Literacy, Simon Gaston Fortin

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Effects of Two Prereading Activities on Comprehending Science Text: Reading Abridged Text and Learning Vocabulary Words, Audrey J. Fowler

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The Impact of Affect on Neural Mechanisms Underlying Orientation Perception, Michelle L. Fowler

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Studies in the Creation and Implementation of School Cultures: Two New York City Stand-Alone Charter Schools, Olivia-Beate A. Franzini

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The Effects of Job Characteristics on Home Care Workers’ Well-being and Job Performance: Understanding the Psychosocial Effects of Relational Care, Emily C. Franzosa

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Theatres of Reality, Fiction, and Temporality: Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller’s Ibsen-Saga (2006 - 2015), Andrew L. Friedman

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Outcomes of Auditory Brainstem Implantation in Adults with Postlingual Deafness: A Systematic Review, Jillian Friedman

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The South African Elderly: Neglect, Social Contribution and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Alessia Frisoli

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Tradition and Transition: American Orthodox Jewish Women Preparing and Becoming Sexually Active within Marriage, Shoshannah D. Frydman

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Puccini’s Love Duets and the Unfolding of Time, Kae Fujisawa

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Shadows and Light. Ernie Gehr Exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Sean M. Fuller