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 2019

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Transfigurations of the News: True Fictions, Strange Thresholds, Jeffrey Peer

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Police Reform in Ukraine Since the Euromaidan: Police Reform in Transition and Institutional Crisis, Nicholas Pehlman

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The Contested Terrain of the Louisiana Carceral State: Dialectics of Southern Penal Expansion, 1971–2016, Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

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Development of Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Suzuki Cross-Coupling Polymerizations, Wei Peng

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Structure and Function of Dopamine in the Inner Ear and Auditory Efferent System of a Vocal Fish, Jonathan T. Perelmuter

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Neurogenesis is Altered Between and Across Brain Regions After Neurodegeneration and Injury, Alice Perez

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Chamber Music, Cyclic Form, and the Ideal of the Absolute in French Music and Literature, 1890–1918, Naomi Perley

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The Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Cancer Killing Effect of Interleukin-24, Leah Eshanie Persaud

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Raised on TV: A Queer Teen's Guide to Syndicated Sexualities, Francesca Petronio

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Development, Expertise, and Infrastructure between the Ohio River and Cincinnati Riverfront, 1895-Present, Raymond W. Pettit

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Johann Nauwach's Teütscher Villanellen: A Critical Performance Edition with Performance Practice Commentary, Christopher Pfund

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The Sigh of Triple Consciousness: Blacks Who Blurred the Color Line in Films from the 1930s through the 1950s, Audrey Phillips

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Ray Johnson: Collage as Networked "Correspondance", Gillian Pistell

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Radical Solace and Young Adult Writing: Racialized Dis/ability, Fan Fiction, and Feel(ing)s in Composition, Jenn Polish

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Diet, Inflammation, Gut Microbiome, and Mental Health, Ashley R. Polokowski

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Know(ing) Thyself: Examining Complementary Practices of Health and Wellness Through a Teacher's Standpoint, Ernest Andre Poole

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Some Non-Human Languages of Thought, Nicolas J. Porot

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Music Making in Iran: Developments Between the Sixteenth and Late Nineteenth Centuries, Amir Hosein Pourjavady

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The Woman We Don’t Want to Be: The Anti-Heroine in American Women’s Modernisms, Madison Priest

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Control of Light-Matter Interactions via Nanostructured Photonic Materials, Nicholas Proscia

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To See Again: Vision And Revelation in American Poetics, Emily C. Raabe

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How We Act Together, Matthew Rachar

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Identification and Characterization of Barrier Insulator Activity in the T-Cell Receptor alpha Locus Control Region, Gayathri Devi Raghupathy

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Independent Women? Social class and Social Policy after the Gender Revolution in the West, Berglind H. Ragnarsdóttir

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Analyzing Prosody with Legendre Polynomial Coefficients, Rachel Rakov

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Preparation of Enantioenriched Alkyltin Species and their Application in Stereospecific Transformations, Glenn O. Ralph

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Dios en carne: Rastafari and the Embodiment of Spiritual Blackness in Puerto Rico, Omar Ramadan-Santiago

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Abrupt Climate Transitions, Christine J. Ramadhin

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Does Ethnic Identity, In-group Preference, and Acculturation Protect Latinas with a History of Interpersonal Trauma From Developing Symptoms of PTSD?, Evelyn M. Ramirez

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The Iconography of the Gold and Silver Coinage of Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great, Nisha N. Ramracha

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Solvation Thermodynamic Mapping in Computer Aided Drug Design, Steven Ramsey

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CUNY Will Be Free!: Black, Puerto Rican, and Women’s Compositions, Literatures, and Studies at the City College of New York and in New York City, 1960–1980, Conor Tomás Reed

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Sweeping Exposures: Lead Poisonings and Black Working Poor Populations in the United States, Shirley Reid

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Hermeneutics: A Literary Interpretive Art, David A. Reitman

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Externalities of CDS Trading: The Effect on Industry Peer Firms’ Cost of Debt, Sunqian Ren

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Who Owned Waterloo? Wellington’s Veterans and the Battle for Relevance, Luke A. L. Reynolds

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Inheritances of Injustice/Transference of Freedom: An Intimate Project on Black Women's Intergenerational Relationships and the Consequences of the Punishment System, Whitney Richards-Calathes

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Estradiol and Daily Affective Experiences in Trauma-Exposed Women, Jenna Rieder

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Public Blockchains as a Means to Resist Information Censorship, Gregory Rocco

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Systematics and Ecology of the Andean Neotropical Schefflera (Araliaceae) with Globose Capitate Inflorescences and Use of Niche Modeling for IUCN Red List Threat Assessment of Plerandra Elegantissima (Araliaceae), Carlos V. Rodrigues

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Black Amerinquen, Kayla Marie Rodriguez

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Exploring Political Action and Socialization through Group Improvisation within the Music of Frederic Rzewski and Cornelius Cardew, Marcel Rominger

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Una enunciación intersticial: la poética del destierro de Carlos de Rokha, Mariana Romo-Carmona

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Mechanical Kingdoms: Sound Technologies and the Avant-Garde, 1928–1933, Lauren Rosati

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Caring for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Toolkit for Audiologists, Melanie Rosenthal

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The Ethics of Perception in Transatlantic Romantic Poetry, Charles W. Rowe

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The Evolution of Mara Salvatrucha 13 and Barrio 18: Violence, Extortion, and Drug Trafficking in the Northern Triangle of Central America, Pamela Ruiz

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Embodied Nostalgia: Early Twentieth Century Social Dance and U.S. Musical Theatre, Phoebe Rumsey

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Development and Psychometric Analysis of the Roy Adaptation Modes Scale (RAMS) to Measure Coping and Adaptation, Sandra A. Russo

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Limits of the Black Radical Tradition and the Value-form, Shemon Salam

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The Publicly Private Joan Didion: Literary Celebrity Combining Literary Persona and Photographic Images, Jessica J. Salfen

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Probing the Gelation Phenomena in Molecular and Seed-Based Gels, Malick Samateh

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On Different Parametrizations of Feynman Integrals, Ray Daniel Sameshima

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Mindfulness in Medicine: Modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program among Future Doctors, Virtue Sankoh

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Towards a Mathematical Model of Motility Using Dictyostelium discoideum: Proteins and Geometric Features that Regulate Bleb-Based Motility, Zully Santiago

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Fashion Merchandising: An Augmented Reality, Naeha A. Sayed

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Intention and Interpretation in Law, Cosim J. Sayid

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Signals in the Black Stack / GEOMEtyr Design Manual, Jason T. Scaglione

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TextFrame: Cosmopolitanism and Non-Exclusively Anglophone Poetries, Michael N. Scharf

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Caring Without Sharing: Philanthropy's Creation and Destruction of the Common World, Amy B. Schiller

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The Practice of Mainland Chinese Students Adopting English Names and Its Motivations, T. Leo Schmitt

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Generative Adversarial Networks and Word Embeddings for Natural Language Generation, Robert D. Schultz Jr

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Enacting Race and Class Online: Gatekeeping and Meaning Making on Reddit’s r/Brooklyn, Peter J. Sclafani

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Swedish Migration Politics: Have the Sweden Democrats Taken Over the Political Agenda?, Sofia Sedergren

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Resisting Industrial Food Systems on the Web: How Non-Profit Organizations Use Digital Technology for Sustainability Education, Aleksandr Segal

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Living as a Dying Child: A Gadamerian Analysis of the Poetry of Mattie J. T. Stepanek, Corinne Ann Settecase-Wu

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Democratization of Nepal: Towards Consolidation? Perspectives on Rule of Law & Civil Liberties, Anil J. Shahi

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Words Are Found Responsible: Poetry's Jurisdiction and the Transformation of Equal Rights, Talia Shalev

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Captives of a New Alcatraz: The New York City Department of Correction from 1954 to 1990, Jarrod Shanahan

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New Perspectives about Financial Intermediation: Disruption by Senior Managers and Financial Technologies, Yu Shan

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Morris High School: A Biography, Naomi Sharlin

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Minor Forms, Dismantled Norms: Mediums of Modernism in Pakistan, Gemma Sharpe

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The Morphology and Evolution of the Primate Brachial Plexus, Brian M. Shearer

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“We are all the decline”: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Presbyterian Clergywomen’s Talk About Denominational Decline, Miriam Shelton

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Rich in Needs: The Forgotten Radical Politics of the Welfare Rights Movement, Wilson Sherwin

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Constructing Social Identity Through the Past: The Itza Maya Community Identity Through the Late Postclassic Period (1250–1525CE), Yuko Shiratori

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The Implementation Fidelity of the Family Finding Intervention through the Lens of Permanency Specialists, Liat L. Shklarski

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Essays on the Equity Premium Puzzle, Oren Shmuel

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Analysis of a Group of Automorphisms of a Free Group as a Platform for Conjugacy-Based Group Cryptography, Pavel Shostak

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Market Making: Crises and the Global Production of Shipbreaking in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Elizabeth A. Sibilia

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A Media Distortion Analysis of Mass Shootings, Jason R. Silva

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Distribution and Population Structure of the Invasive Nitellopsis obtusa (Desv. In Loisel.) J. Groves and Native Species of Characeae in the Northeast U.S.A., Robin Sleith

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The Untapped Potential of Ethnic Community Networks: Urban Resiliency and the Chinese Commuter Van System in New York City, Alexandra Diane Smith

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Gendered Subjectivity and Resistance: Brazilian Women’s Performance-for-Camera, 1973–1982, Gillian Sneed

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Chimeras, Centaurs, and Satyrs: Creating Mixed Genre Texts in Antiquity and the Renaissance, Claire Sommers

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Design and Application of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9-Responsive Peptide Nanostructures, Jiye Son

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Revolutionary Joy: Affect, Expression, and Community in Milton's England, Stephen Spencer

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Childhood Neglect and Risk of Revictimization by an Intimate Partner: A Prospective Investigation of Mediational Pathways, Rebecca M. Spizzirri

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The Integration of Multiple Sources of Sonic Hedgehog in the Spinal Cord Contribute to the Production of First-Born Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells Which Become Critical for Synapse Remodeling in Response to Adult Motor Neuron Injury, Lev Starikov

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Investigating the Feasibility of Advanced Law Enforcement Resilience Training (A.L.E.R.T.): An Innovated and Practical Intervention to Enhance Police Mindfulness and Resilience, Stephanie B. Stern

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Heritage Speaker and Late Bilingual L2 Relative Clause Processing and Language Dominance Effects, LeeAnn S. Stevens

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Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo, 1930–1955, Danielle J. Stewart

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The Counseling Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries, Belinda M. Sun

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On the Complexity of Computing Galois Groups of Differential Equations, Mengxiao Sun

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Black Economic Empowerment: Educating in the Hood?, Jeffrey C. Suttles

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Finding the Public: Models of Interaction Between Curatorial and Education Departments in Three American Encyclopedic Museums, Liam Sweeney

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Privileges for Being Slaves: Christian Missionaries in the Early Qing Court, Litian Swen

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Performing Rhythmic Dissonance in Ligeti’s Études, Book 1: A Perception-Driven Approach and Re-notation, Imri Talgam

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The Distribution, Fractionation, and Application of the 210Po/210Pb System: Insights from Three GEOTRACES Transects, Yi Tang

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Deep Learning Based Medical Image Analysis with Limited Data, Jiaxing Tan