Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

 

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 2024

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Essays on Empirical Economics, Dorian Abreu

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What Exactly Does Identity Have to do with Teaching? Exploring the Connection Between a Teacher's Racialized Identity and their Teacher Identity, Lizette Aguilar

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Targeting Strategies to Optimize the Therapeutic Potential of Gold Compounds Against HER2-Positive Breast Cancers, Afruja Ahad

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Essays in Applied Microeconomics, Ege Aksu

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Computational Approaches to Linguistic Challenges in Arabic Speech Recognition, Enas Albasiri

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Migrant Children and Legislation: Integrating Knowledge about Trauma into Policy, Yolennys E. Albornoz

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Beyond The Rational: Exploring Transrational And Embodied Knowledge Through Ceremony And Nature, Dimitris A. Alexakos

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Analysis of Victim/Villain Narratives Presented Under Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing Frameworks: The Kosovo Case, Kristi Allaj

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Using a Novel Chain of Chemical, Crystallographic, and Isotopic Analytical Techniques to Examine the Formation Histories of Features in Chondritic Meteorites and Orbicular Granites, Samuel P. Alpert

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Seeing Safety in Red: Expressions of Interpersonal Gratitude Affects Conservatives’ Political Attitudes in the United States, Kyle M. Anderson

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Bad Becomings: Autobiographical Writing, Queer/Trans Theory, Melancholia, Jacob Elias Aplaca

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Teaching in the “Home Language” Is not Enough: Navigating Spanish Raciolinguistic Ideologies in a Dual Language Bilingual Program, Gladys Yacely Aponte

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Synthesis And Characterization of Donor-Acceptor Fluorescent Conjugated Polymers by Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) and Suzuki Polycondensation (SPC), Hamid Ardolic Jr.

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Evolution of the Extant and Fossil Colobinae (Primates, Cercopithecidae), Julia L. Arenson

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Development of the Hearing Emotion/Activity Restrictions on Teenagers (Heart), Robin G. Axelrod

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What Does It Mean to Be Kindergarten "Ready?": Trends in Parents' Expectations and Families' School Experiences Across SES, Lisa Babel

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Recognizing Elder Abuse in Mongolia: Experiences of Family Physicians, Ariunsanaa Bagaajav

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Studying Lake Surface Temperature Variabilities at Regional and Global Scales Using Remote Sensing and In-situ Observations, Abdou Rachid Bah

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Ethnic Minorities and Family Health History: An Autoethnography of Guyanese Americans and Kidney Disease, Dhaneesha R. Bahadur

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Not Sanitized for Your Protection: AIDS and the Politics of Trash, Emma Banks

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Listening for Lemurs: Translating Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata) Vocalizations into Conservation Insights Through Acoustic Monitoring, Carly H. Batist

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Counter-Archives in Digital Spaces, Patricia Belen

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Complicating Confidence: A Critical Analysis of Confidence in a Girls' Empowerment Organization, Kimberly M. Belmonte

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Fragmentation and Some Applications, Joseph Bendana

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Nanoparticles for Applications in Specific Diagnostics and Precision Medicine, Naxhije Berisha

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The Redemption of History: Poetics and Politics in the Modern Epic, Giacomo R. Bianchino

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Integrating In Vitro and In Silico Approaches to Gain Insight into the Mechanism of Amyloid Fibrillogenesis, Marvin M. Bilog

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Stereospecific Cross-Coupling Reactions of Enantioenriched Secondary Alkyltricyclohexyltin Nucleophiles, Meruyert Binayeva

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Resilience, Resistance, and Nation-Building Among Internally Displaced Persons: Kites as a Means of Transcending Displacement, Michelle Black

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Expanding the Corpus of Vocalized Hebrew Text: Compiling an Unvocalized Text Corpus and Building an Online Interface for Vocalization Annotation, Rachel Shanblatt Bloch

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Diaspora Documentation of West Albay Bikol, Nhia Borja

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An Examination of Factors Associated with IPV Victimization, IPV Disclosure, and Help-Seeking Among Partnered Sexual Minority Men: An Integrated Theoretical Approach, Stephen Bosco

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Quantics Tensor Trains: The Study of a Continuous Lattice Model and Beyond, Aleix Bou Comas

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Racial-Sexual Normativity in/as Narratives of “the Human”, Jeri Brand

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Examining Visual Processing of Hierarchical Figures through Behavioral Measures and Pupillometry in Relation to Autistic Traits in Adults, Chloe Brittenham

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A Journey to a Black Woman’s (Read Black Girl’s) Joy and Her Story of Coming Home, Brittany Lauren Brock

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Questionable Intelligence: Secrecy and Espionage in Richard Nixon’s Life, Maayan Brodsky

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The Four Seasons: Integrating the Big Four Sports, Joseph S. Brody

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Assessing Job Vulnerability and Employment Growth in the Era of Large Language Models (LLMs), Prudence P. Brou

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Effect of Magnetic Draping on Satellite Galaxies in Clusters, Vanessa Brown

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“Back from Cuba with Machetes and Cameras” Feminist Contour Lines through the Venceremos Brigade: 1969-1971 and Today, Nicolette Bull

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Alianzas Antimodernas: Estudios del Cine Español del Proceso 15M, Pedro Cabello del Moral

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Ekphrasis: An Exploration of Poetry Inspired by Art, Caitlin Cacciatore

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'Since No Expressions Do': Queer Tools For Studying Literature, Filipa G. Calado

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The Charge Forward: An Assessment of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in New York City, Christopher S. Cali

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Visualizing a Life, Uprooted: An Interactive, Web-Map and Scroll-Driven Exploration of the Oral History of my Great-Grandfather – from Ottoman Cilicia to Lebanon and Beyond, Alyssa Campbell

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Turning Movements into Markets: How Corporations Co-Opt Cultural Values for Profit, Anthony J. Capote

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Twenty Years of Community-Based College Success: Oral Histories from Practitioners, Partners, and Peer Mentors Supporting City University of New York (CUNY) Students, Benjamin J. Carey

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Examining the Health Risks of Particulate Matter 2.5 in New York City: How it Affects Marginalized Groups and the Steps Needed to Reduce Air Pollution, Freddy Castro

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Ghost Bikes of Queens, Brianna Caszatt

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The Impact of Sport-Related Concussions on the Vestibular System Utilizing the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) Tool: A Systematic Review for Audiologists, Tina M. Ceriello

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Comparative Animal Mucomics, Antonio R. Cerullo

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Exciton Dynamics, Interaction, and Transport in Monolayers of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Saroj Chand

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A Candidate Needs Approach to Job Advertisements, Yuliya M. Cheban-Gore

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Identifying Graduate Students’ Instructional Strategies and Approaches Towards Teaching Employable Skills, Elizabeth S. Che

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Unveiling Iolanta: Blindness in Nineteenth-Century Opera, Nafset Chenib

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The Sound of Complicity: Fascism, Colonialism, and Music in Novels, Michele Chinitz

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Placemaking and Placewashing in Manhattan's Chinatown: Capitalist vs. Community Interests, Mary Chu

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Evaluating Climate Sentiment in SEC 10-K Filings: S&P 50 Companies, Ruby Chu

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A Comparison of Temporary Threshold Shifts in Dentists, Hygienists, and Dental Assistants, Sabina E. Ciaccio

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Clustering of Patients with Heart Disease, Mukadder Cinar

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Modeling of COVID-19 Clinical Outcomes in Mexico: An Analysis of Demographic, Clinical, and Chronic Disease Factors, Livia Clarete

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In My Softest & Most Liberatory Dreams: Reflections on Holding Complexity & Decentering Whiteness, Richard C. Clark

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Mechanistic and Engineering Studies of LOV Photoreceptors in Yeast, Matthew M. Cleere

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Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Usage of Hearing Protection in Volunteer Firefighters, Rachel S. Combs

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Culturally and Socially Responsive Teacher Professional Learning at the American Museum of Natural History, Jessica Correa

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Methamphetamine-Induced DNA Double-Stranded Breaks: The Impact of the Dopamine Transporter and Insights Into the Mechanisms of DNA Damage in Mouse Neuro 2a Cells, Lizette Couto

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Turf War: Interstate Banking and Industry Consolidation, 1965–1998, Erin Cully

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Learning from Their Flocks: Analyses of Power on Hudson River Valley Livestock Farms, Mark D. D'Alessandro

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Rational Design of Peptide-Based Materials Informed by Multiscale Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Dhwanit Rahul Dave

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A Comparison of the Islamophobic Experiences of the Female Convert and Immigrant Muslims in America, Aliaa Dawoud

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Worldbuilding: A Theory of Resilience in Transgender and Gender Expansive Young People, Jennifer DeBower

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Positron Emission Tomography in Oncology and Environmental Science, Samantha Delaney

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Hagia Sophia: Politics of Space and Hauntology, Hazal Demir

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Who do Civilian Review Boards Serve and Protect? Applying Andre Gorz’s Non-Reformist Reform Theoretical Framework to Empirical Analysis from New York State, Jackson Diamond

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Grieving: A Record of My Becoming, Neyshka Diaz Maldonado

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Illustris-TNG Simulated Central Black Mass(MBH) and Galaxy Properties Correlations with a Machine Learning Approach, Imani L. Dindy

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Tarot Fabula: Radical Digital Cards, Shuffled Narrative Structures, and Playing the Future in an Era of Algorithms, Rachel M.L. Dixon

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Galina Ustvolskaya's Writing for Violin and Piano, 1952–1964, Patrick Doane

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The True and Only Technic: Technological Ubiquity and its Critics, Heretics, and Zealots, Hampton A. Dodd

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Religious Communication in Interfaith Romantic Relationships: Positive Approaches to Improve Relationship Outcomes, Jaclyn K. Doherty

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The Effects of Social Media Attention on Retail Investors’ Non-GAAP Trading, Huy Nguyen Do

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The Complete Sight and Sound Greatest Films of All Time Database, Katie Donia

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Electoral Competitiveness and Legislator Responsiveness, Joseph Donza

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Cross-Linguistic Differences in Neural Encoding and Processing of Stop Consonants: The Impact of Language Experience on Attention Allocation, Aline dos Santos Oliveira

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Three Essays Applying Dynamic Models in Economics, Finance, and Machine Learning, Lucas C. Dowiak

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Comprehension and Production of Contrastive Reference in Autism, Georgia Drakopoulou Kalantzi

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The Art of Mathematics: Modernizing K-12 Mathematics Education in the USA, Lirak Drenica

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Communication Challenges in Underwater Wireless Networks: MAC Protocols and Software Solutions, Dmitrii Dugaev

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Essays in Macroeconomics and Finance, Archil Dvalishvili

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The Village on the Stage: Dramaturgies of Modernity in African Concert Dance, Margit N. Edwards

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Protein-Protein Interactions in Cell Cycle Proteins: An In silico Investigation of Two Important Players, Andriele Eichner

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Fornix Integrity and Reaction Time to Novel Scenes and Objects in Visual Recognition Memory, Melissa Elder

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Understanding the Knowledge Production Function of the United Nations: The Case of the Sahel Crisis, Hussein E. Elshaar

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Cinema and Ritual: Decolonial Feminist Approaches to Image-Making in the Americas and the Caribbean, Natalie M. Erazo

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Sexual Selection, Sexual Conflict, and the Coercive Pair Bond in a Primate Multilevel Society, Katarina D. Evans

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Epistemic Theatres: The Dramaturgy of Knowledge in Twenty-First Century Theatre, Amir Farjoun

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Language Play and Racial Dysphemism in the Marrakchi Language Space, Spencer Fausel

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Law's Legitimacy: Lon Fuller in a Consequentialist Frame, Daniel L. Feldman

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The Effect of Personal Listening Devices on Subjective Hearing Status, Esther Feldman