As of 2014, all newly submitted Graduate Center dissertations and theses appear in Academic Works shortly after graduation. Some works are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. Dissertations and theses from before 2014 are generally accessible only to the CUNY community, but some authors have chosen to make theirs open access.

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Theses and Capstone Projects from 2022

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Exile Garden of The Uprooted: A Zine About Migration and The Right to Move, Sazia Afrin

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The Relationship Between Turks and Armenians Leading Up To and During the Great War, Kutay Agardici

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The Problem of Blackness in America: Becoming When the Being Never Comes to Be, Nkiru Anyaegbunam

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North of the Grid: The Black Experience of 17th -19th Century Rural New York City, Stephanie E. Barnes

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Play: A Normative Theory of Agency and Culture, Maxaie Belmont

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A Case for Comprehensive Work-Based Learning and Career Education for New York City’s Public High School Students, Jacqueline De La Cruz

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Staging the Ocean: The Emergence of the Aquarium in Victorian England, Alaina Claire Feldman

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The Cop in Your Head: Criminal Justice Education, Liberalism, and the Carceral State, Nicole Haiber

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Caribbean Immigrant Parents and Elementary School Choice in New York City, Keshia T. James

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Sweetness and Femininity: Fashioning Gendered Appetite in the Victorian Age, Michael Krondl

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Who Taught You to Hate Yourself: Disentangling My Black Identity from White Christian Doctrine, Patrice Lorna Lebron

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Fragmentation and Fabulation: Reflexivity and the New Black Documentary, Joanna Lehan

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Practicing Abolition: A Digital Roundtable on Abolitionist Pedagogy, Samantha Lilienfeld

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Equitable Assessment for Elementary Dual-Language Learners, Joliette Mandel

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When the Children Touched the Paintings: The Afterlives of the New German Cinema and the Red Army Faction, Rudy R. Martinez

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Go Off: The Geography and Labor of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, Sean C. Mellott

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Historical Sisters: Black Feminist Actions Across History and Literary Studies, Jazz A. Milligan

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Alternative Food Production in Cauca, Colombia: The Value of Agroecological Food Systems for Local Small Producers and Consumers, Andrea Negret

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When the Elite Control Public Education: A Critical Inquiry on Charter Schools, Marisela Palafox

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Control, Allegiance, and Shame in Male Qing Dynasty Hairstyles, Carolle Pinkerton

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Promoting Play-Based Learning Strategies in the Upper Elementary and Lower Middle School Classroom, Michelle L. Randall

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The College Experience Podcast: Connecting Student Services for College Success, Lucila Sanchez

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Girl Friends, Camila Santander

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Hudson Yards: Hybrid Capital's New Home, Massimo D. Scoditti

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The World is Your Pulpit: A Research-Based Performance on the Broder Singers, Amanda Seigel

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Prime Factors: America’s Prioritization of Literacy over Numeracy and its Relationship to Systemic Inequity, Troy Smith

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How Marlon T. Riggs Queered the Documentary Form, Anthony M. Sweeney

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Colonial Education: Puerto Ricans and the Carlisle Indian School, Progenitors of the Mythic Identity, Melissa Swinea

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Surveilling the Fat Disidencia: Policing the Bodies of Plus-Size Black Women on Instagram, Daniela V. Verdejo Salazar

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Queer and Trans Prison Voices: A Podcast Archive on Prison Abolition, Josefine Ziebell

Theses and Capstone Projects from 2021

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The Tale of Two Countrysides: The Shaping of Landscapes in Hispania and Spanish Latin America, Andrew R. Abrams

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The Rainforest is Burning: Trials and Triumphs Working Towards Conservation in Rural Madagascar, Kathryn Alessi

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Is This My Body? A Manual on Navigating Child Masturbation Without Shame, Stephanie M. Amis

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Transcending Absence, Transforming Presence: Undocumented Migrants and the Navigation of Forced and Chosen Space, Daniel Bloch

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Sartorial Semiotics: Constructs of Gender and Female Sexuality in Post WWII American and European Cinema, Patricia Cabral

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Silences of New York History: Legacies of the New York Slave Revolt of 1712, Jelissa N. Caldwell

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Contemporary Human Displacement: A Comparative Analysis of Syria, Yemen, Honduras, and Venezuela, Rav Carlotti

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Disrupting Paradise: A Pan-Caribbean Film Series, Dessane L. Cassell

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BC Bound: A Pathway Designed To Support Non-Traditional Students, Fiona J. Chan

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Positioning the 1913 Paterson Silk Workers’ Strike within a Dialectical Framework, Raymond Adam Ciafarone Jr.

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Suicidality as a Discourse of Safety in the Queer Youth Movement, Robert M. Cleary

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The Clothing Left Behind: A Collection of Stories, Grace Coleman

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Child-ish Books: Presenting Zines and Artist Books for Kids, Hannah Coleman

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From Object to Icon: The Unpredictable Path to Everlastingness, Donna M. Desideri

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Spirits in the Dark: Black Community Education and the Light it Bears, Sydoni A. Ellwood

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Challenges of Repatriation: Asante Artifacts at the American Museum of Natural History, Abdul-Alim Farook

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When Is a Sandwich Too Much? A Critical Look at Teenage Parenthood and Its Impact on the Lives of Their Parents, Shirley P. Grant

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El Chapo's Trial as Legitimation of the War on Drugs: A Neoliberal Mechanism of Social Control and Imperial Intervention, Maurizio Guerrero

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Drawing the Line: Second-Graders Negotiate, Articulate, and Resist Colorism in Their Homes, Schools, and Communities in a Delhi School, Jyoti Gupta

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School Recess and Changes to Children's Play Opportunities in New York City, Keyonna Hayes

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“Woman’s legitimate empire”: Fabricating Asianness in Gaskell’s North and South and Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret, Hailey Lam

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Some Notes On Birds: Language and Attention in the Age of Social Media, Aimee Lamoureux

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Spaces of Statecraft: How the Bureaucratic State Was Built on Manhattan’s Sidewalk, Brian J. Lee

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Remarkably Ordinary, an Oral History:
 Examining the Micro Effects of Family Reunification on the Lee Siblings and Their Spouses, Carol Joo Lee

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Video on Film: Video Essay, Videographic Criticism, and Digital Academic Publishing, Tian Leng

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A Reflection on the Dialectical Relationship of Librarian | Teacher: The Need for Pedagogical Training in Core MLIS Curriculum, Melanie C. Locay

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Avocado Mania: The Rise and Costs of Our Obsession with Avocados, Rosa C. Lourentzatos

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A Difference in Rhythm: John Burroughs as Rhythmanalyst, Jennifer MacDonald

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Connecting Communities to Coastal Resilience: Enhancing Sustainability through Public Participation in Salt Marsh Management and Restoration in Suffolk County, NY, Jennifer L. McGivern

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Serial Killer: Gustave Flaubert's Pro-Woman, Woman-Killing Madame Bovary, Francesca Montalti

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The Local Accountability Journalism Tracker, Sandy Mui

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Framing the Border: Liminality in the Network Narratives of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Muhammad Muzammal

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Aloof: Black Divas of Refusal, Kwame K. Ocran

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“A Space Where You Can Imagine In”: Queer World Building with Wynne Greenwood’s Tracy + the Plastics, Colleen M. O'Shea

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Smashing Solidarity: Two New York Strikes at the Start of the Postwar Wave, Joseph D. Parziale

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Lobster Palaces in Times Square: The Public Stage Where America Discovered Itself Through Play and Leisure, Lydia E. Ravnikar

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Pandemic Schooling: Lessons in Equity, Advocacy, and Racial Justice, Donna Rivera

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No Hair! Don't Care! Resistance and Empowerment of Bald and Low Shaved Black Women, Monica Rivers

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Pedagogy and Love: Preservice Teacher Perspectives, Eleni Stellatos

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Own Your Politics: The Entanglement of Resistance and the Luxury Fashion Industry, Brent A. Van Horne

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The Ambiguity of Diversity: How Parents Understand and React to School Desegregation Efforts, Adam Wilson

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Progress Narratives in Trans Internationalism: Surveying a Collected Archive of the Global Trans Movement, 2008–2018, Flora P. Wolpert Checknoff

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Gay for English: Postcolonial In(queer)ies into Contemporary Hindi Cinema, Hardik R. Yadav

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The Hamite Must Die! The Legacy of Colonial Ideology in Rwanda, Awa Princess E. Zadi

Theses and Capstone Projects from 2020

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Shock and Awe, Sectarianism, and Violence in Iraq Post-2003, Sarim Al-Rawi

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Popular Education in the Civil Rights Movement: Bridging Depth and Scale, Amanda Altman

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The Berbers: Constructed Identities by Foreigners on African Soil, Zineb Askaoui

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The Stories We Tell for the Narrative We Need, Ayana Bartholomew

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Bones, Burials, and the Riddle of Truth: Reconstructing the Past Through What Has Been Left Behind, Jelena M. Begonja

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Creating Content for a Healthy New Life, Valeria C. Borja Lopez

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Humanizing Higher Education: Disrupting Racial Injustice in Teacher Preparation Through Critically Caring Communities, Melissa M. Boronkas

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Digital Occult Library, Alexis Brandkamp

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The Women that No One Wanted to See: The Duality of the Women within the Holocaust, Valerie Cabezas-Iacono

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Spatial and Collective Memories of Jewish Heritage Sites: A Comparative Study, Bryanna Caraballo

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A Comparison of Tribal Sovereignty, Self-Determination, and Environmental Justice at the EPA’s Onondaga Lake and Tar Creek Superfund Sites, Thomas Clark

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Tracking Keywords in American Studies, Thomas Cleary

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The History of Martha J. Lamb: Her Origin, Rise, and Progress., Mary Collins

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A Plan for Democratic Public Schooling, Diana Concepcion

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Can Gentrification Improve Education for Low-Income Minority Students?, Edir Coronado

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Asians Applying for Postsecondary Success: Students, Schools, and Socioeconomic Status, Avery M.D. Davis

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The Cinematic Treatment of Tableaux Vivants in D.W. Griffith’s Broken Blossoms, Sheikh Deen

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Revisiting Juchitán: Witnessing an Indigenous Mexico Within the Latin American Archive, Michelle G. de la Cruz

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Red Sea, White Tides, and Blue Horizons, John P. Devine

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Through the Scholastic Looking Glass: The Pedagogical Potential of Textual Deformation for Poetic Studies, Taylor Dietrich

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Analysis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatment Options, Amanda C. Dominguez

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Ujamaa Policies and Women Gender Issues of Land Tenure in Tanzania, Nasa S. Edgar

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Bloodied Hearts and Bawdy Planets: Greco-Roman Astrology and the Regenerative Force of the Feminine in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Christina E. Farella

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Legend Has It: Tracking the Research Trope in Supernatural Horror Film Franchises, Deirdre M. Flood

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Political Fictions: Black Feminist Novels of Slavery and the Narrative of the American Left, Elizabeth A. Foley

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Returning to Imaginative Literary Texts in the Composition Classroom: A Case Study of Greek Literature and Their Potential in First-Year Writing, Esther M. Gabay