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).

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 Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects by Program page.

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Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2020

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Destination Diploma: How Chinese Upper-Middle-Class Families “Outsource” Secondary Education to the United States, Siqi Tu

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Representations of Hustling Women: The Figure of the Black Sex Worker in Ann Petry’s The Street and Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner, Deborah L. Uzurin

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Anger, Genre Bending, and Space in Kincaid, Ferré, and Vilar, Suzanne M. Uzzilia

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Examining the Contextual Effects of Racial Profiling, and the Long-Term Consequences of Punitive Interventions: Testing Labeling Theory with the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health Data, Margrét Valdimarsdóttir

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Las verdades de la muerte: Discurso oficial y literatura peruana durante la guerra interna (1980–2000), Alberto Valdivia Baselli

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The Capabilities of Students in Poverty: Student Outcomes from a United States Department of Education TRIO Program, Arthur Valiant

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The Freddie Gray Uprising: Persistence and Desistance Narratives of Community-Engaged Returning Citizens, Maurice Vann

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The Political Aesthetic of Hannah Arendt: Modernity, Judgment, and Culture, Quixote R. Vassilakis

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Duality in a Model of Layered Superfluids and Sliding Phases, Steven Vayl

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Experience-Dependent Changes in Nucleus Accumbens Activity Predict Cued Approach Learning: Contribution of NMDA Receptors, Mercedes Vega Villar

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A Quantitative Examination of Black and Hispanic Students’ Time-to-Graduation, Ferdinand A. Verley II

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Phonologically-Informed Speech Coding for Automatic Speech Recognition-based Foreign Language Pronunciation Training, Anthony J. Vicario

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Místicas y disidentes: feminismo teresiano en la literatura latinoamericana del siglo XX, Almudena Vidorreta

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Fuitina: Love, Sex, and Rape in Modern Italy, 1945–Present, Antonella Vitale

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Translanguaging About, With, and Through Code and Computing: Emergent Bi/multilingual Middle Schoolers Forging Computational Literacies, Sara Vogel

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Working Memory Training: Cognitive and Linguistic Implications in Adult English Language Learners, Deepti Wadhera

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Outlandish People: Gypsies, Race, and Fantasies of National Identity in Early Modern England, Sydnee Wagner

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Ghost Peppers: Using Ensemble Models to Detect Professor Attractiveness Commentary on RateMyProfessors.com, Angie Waller

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Reframing the Family Portrait: The Surrogate Mother in U.S. Theatre and Film 1939–1963, Alison Walls

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Valid Time RDF, Hsien-Tseng Wang

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Epistemic Injustice and Sexual Violence Intervention Advocacy, Jennifer Ware

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Mapping the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Visual Percepts Elicited by a Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique, Kelly Webster

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Emulating Condensed Matter Systems in Classical Wave Metamaterials, Matthew Weiner

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The Mutability of the Score: An Examination of the Value of Score Alteration in Virtuosic Piano Repertoire, Wayne Weng

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Promoting the Consumer Citizen: Seals, Spectacles, and the Gendered Consumer in Depression-Era America, Danielle B. Wetmore

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Freedom, Markets, and Equality in Eighteenth Century Philosophy, Nicole Whalen

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Rethinking Gaming & Representation Within Digital Pedagogy: An Instructor’s Guide, Anthony Wheeler

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PrEP Use and Barriers to Use Among Adult and Young Sexual Minority Men in the United States, Thomas Whitfield

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Shadow Standards and the Logic of Costs: Care, Stewardship, and Data in U.S. Community Health, Margarite J. Whitten

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Black Skin, White Gaze: The Presence and Function of the Linchpin Character in Biopics About Black American Protagonists, Nicole N. Williams

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Holding Both: Witness Aid Workers' Experiences Supporting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors in District Attorney Offices, Ovita Williams

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Diversity Rhetoric and Practice: A Critical Examination of “Diversity” in Graduate Education, Tellisia M. Williams

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Where Do We Go from Here? Québécois Identity in the Road Novel from 1964 to 2008, Antoinette Williams-Tutt

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Black and Brown Students’ Mathematics Anxiety in Elementary School: The Use of Restorative Justice Circles and Critical Concepts of Care, Hope, and Love, Mariana E. Winnik

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“The Amazing Iroquois”: Haudenosaunee History in Myth and Memory, 1776–1955, John C. Winters

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Accessibility Across the Curriculum: An OER Website on Accessibility, Amy Wolfe

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Mitigating Gender Bias in Neural Machine Translation Using Counterfactual Data, Alan Wong

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Outcomes of Tinnitus Post-Cochlear Implantation in Adult Populations: A Systematic Review, Evangeline Wong

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Affect, Behavior and (Dys)Regulation: Integrating Youth's Projective Tests and Self-Reports, Laurel Wright

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Control of Molecular Energetics and Transport via Strong Light-Matter Interaction, Rong Wu

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Barriers to Health and Social Services Utilization for Immigrant Autistic Children in Canada, Fjoralba Xhaferri

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Knowledge of the Present Perfect by Albanian/English Bilinguals, Erjon Xholi

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Essays on the Short-Term Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing Policy in Scotland, Irena P. Xhurxhi

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Korngold’s Compositional Style: A Comparison of his Violin Concerto and the film scores of Another Dawn, Anthony Adverse, and The Prince and the Pauper, Ji in Yang

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Arithmetic of Binary Cubic Forms, Gennady Yassiyevich

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Set Operators, Xiaojin Ye

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Analysis of PRO-drop Errors in L2 English by L1 Spanish Speakers, Marcos R. Ynoa

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Paper, Places, and Familias: Tracing the Social Mobility of Mexicans in New York, Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa

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Generalized Four-Dimensional Effective Hadronic Supersymmetry Based on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), Enxi Yu

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Asymmetric alpha-Stannylation of Heterocycles and Their Subsequent Use in Cross-coupling Reactions, Haoran Zhao

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Spatial Distribution of Chinese Language Education and Historical Development of Chinese Language Pedagogy in Higher Education in the United States, Jing Zhao

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Essays on Trade Liberalization, Structural Change, and Technical Efficiency, Li Zhao

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Engaging Neighbors: Housing Strategies and Political Mobilization in Moscow's Renovation, Anna Zhelnina

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Uniform Lipschitz Continuity of the Isoperimetric Profile of Compact Surfaces Under Normalized Ricci Flow, Yizhong Zheng

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Essays on Corporate Debt Features, Capital Structure, and Cash Policies, Xiaoyu Zhu

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A Neural Mechanism for Capnotaxis in the Naked Mole-Rat, Michael Zions

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Development of Ligand Guided Selection (LIGS) to Identify Specific DNA Aptamers Against Cell Surface Proteins, Hasan Ekrem Zumrut

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2019

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Piano at the Conservatoire de Paris During the Interwar Period: A Study in Pedagogy and Performance Practice, Audrey Abela

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'We Are Abolitionizing The West': The Union Army and the Implementation of Federal Emancipation Policy, 1861–1865, Scott Ackerman

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The Critique Became the Counter-Narrative: Planning Manhattan North of the Street Grid, Gail K. Addiss

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Environmental Adaptations and Agency: An Ecological Reframing of Design and Implementation Practices for Disability, Jennifer Adler

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Zeta Functions of Classical Groups and Class Two Nilpotent Groups, Fikreab Solomon Admasu

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Rails to Revolution: Railroads, Railroad Workers and the Geographies of the Mexican Revolution, Hector Agredano

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You Are Here: Mapping the World System of Mohsin Hamid’s Fiction, Terrie Akers

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“Let’s Call Painful Sex Disorders Sexual Disabilities Instead”: A Feminist Disability Critique of Feminist Representations and Medical Representations of Sexual Disorders of Pain, Oyku Akin

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Death of the Caliphate: Reconfiguring Ali Abd al-Raziq’s Ideas and Legacy, Arooj Alam

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Divided Loyalties: Family and Consent to Marriage in Late Middle English Literature, 1300–1500, Jennifer R. Alberghini

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Different Strokes for Different but Reasonable Folks: Comparison of Legally Relevant Observers’ Perceptions of Custody, Fabiana Alceste

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Migritude: Migrant Structures of Feeling in a Minor Literature of Globalization, Ashna Ali

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Music and Jewish Practice in Contemporary Istanbul: Preserving Heritage, Bending Tradition, Joseph M. Alpar

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History of Military Interventions in Political Affairs in Pakistan, Hina Altaf

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Queer Pregnancy in Shakespeare's Plays, Alicia Page Andrzejewski

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Stability and Application of the k-core Dynamical Model to Biological Networks, Francesca Beatrice Arese Lucini

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Online Learning and Planning for Crowd-aware Service Robot Navigation, Anoop Aroor

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Tensions, Dilemmas, and Radical Possibility in Democratizing Teacher Unions: Stories of Two Social Justice Caucuses in New York City and Philadelphia, Chloe Asselin

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Migrant Domestic Labor in the Global South: The Plight of Filipina Domestic Workers in Morocco, Sara Asselman

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Voluntary Oral Methamphetamine Reveals Susceptibilities to Spatial Memory Deficits, Decreased Dopamine Marker Expression and Increased Neuroinflammation in the Hippocampus of Male and Female Mice, Jorge A. Avila

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Afghanistan: The Crossroads of Conflicting Regional Interests, Sabera Azizi

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Adorno and the Language of the Intellectual in Exile, Ana Baert

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Semiotic and Discursive Displays of Tamazight Identity on Facebook: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Revitalization Efforts in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia, Soubeika Bahri

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The Subject of Jouissance: The Late Lacan and Gender and Queer Theories, Frederic C. Baitinger

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Unstitching the Borders: Color, Class and Consumption in Queens, New York, Cassandra R. Barnes

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Losing Louisiana: Race, Techno-Science, and the Disappearing Geographies of the Lower Mississippi River Delta, Monica Patrice Barra

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Cyber-Narrative in Opera: Three Case Studies, Naomi Barrettara

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Consumers’ Reactions to Multiple Instances of Negative Publicity: The Role of Publicity Domain Similarity, Berna Basar

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Black, Male, and Poor: The Intersection of Social Identities Effects on Special Education Referrals for Emotional Disturbance, Marilyn D. Bassett-Joseph

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Staging English Affairs in Early Modern Italy: History, Politics, Drama, Fabio Battista

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Runaway: A History of Postwar New York in Four Factories, Andy Battle

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The Role of Women in Terrorism, Zeynep Bayar

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How Racial Injustice Causes Ignorance, Eric Bayruns

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Art Across the Disciplines: How the Integration of Fine Arts Across the Curriculum Is Influencing and Changing Stem Pedagogy, Ida Bazan

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A Resistance from Within: An Experience of Pakistani Migrant Women, Ramsha Begum

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The Evolution of Reproductive Complexity in Fishes, Frieda Benun

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Nude in a Classroom: The Contemporary World of Life Modelling, Kannaki Bharali

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Queerness, Witchcraft, and Embodied Presence: Aesthetic Knowings of What a Body Can Do, Megan Bigelow

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How Black Lives Matter Has Influenced and Interacted with Global Social Movements, Arelle A. Binning

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Mood Choice and Context Availability: A Variationist Approach to the Subjunctive in New York City Spanish, Joanna Birnbaum

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Rituals of Remaindered Life in the Films of Kidlat Tahimik, Alison R. Boldero

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The Role of the Intelligentsia in the Collapse of the USSR: Soviet Intellectuals and the Idea of the West, Alma Boltirik

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A Musician Centered Toolkit for Audiologists, Ava Bonavita