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 2018

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Conditions of Personhood and Property, Zachary James Acree

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How Lucille Ball Fought the Patriarchy, While Lucy Ricardo (Indirectly) Contributed to Second-Wave (White) Feminism, Anam Rana Afzal

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Exploring the Roots of Chronic Underdevelopment: The Colonial Encomienda and Resguardo and their Legacy to Modern Colombia, Pedro Bossio

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Tragedy and Theodicy: The Role of the Sufferer from Job to Ahab, Nora Carroll

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Betty Friedan and Juliet Mitchell: Critiques of Ideology and Power, Jennie Eagle

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A Discourse of True and False: An Analysis of the Publications of the AFL-CIO Between 1955-1965 as Archived in the Tamiment Library, John J. Gorham Jr.

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Female Autistic Perspectives: Limits in Diagnosis and Understanding, Alexandra Helmers

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“For Us, By Us": The Boondocks, Black Agency, and Black Spatial Reclamation in Comics, Luana Horry

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Race, Sexuality, and Masculinity on the Down Low, Stephen Kochenash

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EmBody: The Transformation of Intimate Knowledges Through Generations in Liberal Societies, Lisa Kronberg

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Memory in Memoir & Biography: Science, Place, and Agency, Johnathan E. Longo

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Just Drop My Body on the Steps of the FDA: Emotion & Activism at ACT UP’s “Seize Control of the FDA” Action, Mariana Lopez de Castilla

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A Colony’s State of Sovereignty: Decolonization Has Yet to Take Place In Rwanda, Mahalia Mehu

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Militarization of Conservation, Daniel Ryan Michel

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Sites of Historical Amusement: Tourism and the Recontextualization of American History, Brendan Murphy

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Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts

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Still Life: Growing Up with Death - A Visual Memoir, Lindsey Roth-Rosen

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Making “Made in New York” Matter, Adeline Trento

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Pipeline to Failure: Social Inequality and the False Promises of American Public Schooling, Adia Wilson

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The Early History of Photography of Georgia: Tbilisi, 1860-1900, Lia E. Zaaloff

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The Bronx Was Brewing: A Digital Resource of a Lost Industry, Michelle Zimmer

Theses and Capstone Projects from 2017

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Making a Case for Social Innovation as a Structural Counterpart to Public Participation in Regional Planning, Manju A. Adikesavan

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Heavy Ink: A Documentary on the Comicbook Revolution, Renzo Adler

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The Untold Story of Africa: What Advertising from Africa Reveals to the Rest of the World About the Continent, Rachael F. Afolabi

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Back to Square One: Understanding the Role of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Ahmed A. Ahmed

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The Legacy of Slavery and the Continued Marginalization of Communities of Color Within the Legal System, Julia N. Alvarez

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Redshirting: A Critical, Historical Analysis of the Changing Theories, Policies, and Practices of Children's Transition into Kindergarten, Lisa Babel

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You Need Violence and Sincerity: Godard and the Manufacturing of a Revolutionary Cinema, Matthew Ballinger

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Production of Energy and Environmental Protection as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development, Diana Baus

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Overpopulation and the Impact on the Environment, Doris Baus

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The Fantastic Manifesto: Monstrosity of Memory and Epiphany of Selfhood in The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), Layla Blodgett Carrillo

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Mapping How Culture in New York City and London Influences Respectively the Iconic Fashion Brands of Kors and McQueen: A Case Study, Carol Brathwaite

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Diplomas vs Incarceration: Does Intersectionality Affect Black Men and Women Differently?, Chelsie Burchett

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Great Power Politics in the Twenty-First Century: The Ukrainian Example, Oksana Byeha

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The Fat Female Bodies of Saturday Night Live: Uncovering the Normative Cultural Power of a Countercultural Comedy Institution, Katharine Cacace

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Walking as Ontological Shifter: Thoughts in the Key of Life, Bibi (Silvina) Calderaro

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By Beauty Damned: Millennial Feminism and the Exploitation of Women's Empowerment in Pop Culture and Corporate Advertising, Maria L. Carreon

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Sonifying Hamlet, Ashleigh Cassemere-Stanfield

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"La Dolce Vita" Today: Fashion and Media, Nicola Certo

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Muriel Rukeyser's "The Book of the Dead": An Analytical Appreciation, Emily Cogan

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Clara Lemlich Shavelson: An Activist Life, Sarah B. Cohn

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Imagining Basic Income as an International and Domestic Remedy to Wealth Inequality, Christian A. Davis

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Education Is Transformation: The Impact of Attitudes, Robert DeCaul

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Never Forgets: Traumatic Trace Within Public Space, Jan Descartes

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The Variation in Russia’s Foreign Policy in Near Abroad After the Disintegration of the USSR, Nataliia Donchenko

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Spectral Bodies: Women's Resistance Across Time in North America, Whitney C. Evanson

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The Economics of American Higher Education, Robin Freedman

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Reinventing the Wheel of Teaching Business? Learning in the Academic Classroom - The Case of the Business Consulting Course, Francesco R. Frova

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"Propaganda for Democracy": The Vexed History of the Federal Theatre Project, Karen E. Gellen

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A Realization of Modernity: Case Studies in Connectivity and Time, Mari Gorman

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“Pay, Protection, and Professionalism”: The History of Domestic Worker Organizing and the Future of Home Health Care in the United States, Julia R. Gruberg

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Beyond Vulnerability: Refugee Women’s Leadership in Jordan, Widad Hassan

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Arghhh! My Computer Screen Froze: A “Glitch” in K-12 Blended Learning Classrooms, Tricia P.A. Herbert

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Parental Influence on Second Generation Chinese-American Youth’s Career Choice and Development, Yingli Huang

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Secret and Divine Signs: A Cinematic Ode to the Art of Cruising, Terrence T. Hunt

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The Racialization and Exploitation of Foreign Workers by the Law, Seiko Ishikawa

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Violence Against Architecture: The Lost Cultural Heritage of Syria and Iraq, Heidi James Fisher

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Social Order and the Culture of Corruption in India, Arunodhaya Jebamani

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K-12 Education, Pedagogy and Student Achievement, Genevieve Johnson

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Heritage Language Education in South Korea: Challenges and Demands, Mihyun Jo

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Trumping Norms: Whither the International Liberal Order?, Maureen Jones

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The Bunker Hill Story: Welfare, Redevelopment, and Housing Crisis in Postwar Los Angeles, Stephen Jones

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Bodies of Knowledge: An Anatomy and Kinesiology of the American Prison Nation, 'Human'-making, and Twenty-first-century Techno-gods, Lyndsey Karr

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Beyond the Vale: Visualizing Slavery in Craven County, North Carolina, Marissa N. Kinsey

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Between the Cloud and the Page: Repetition and Textuality in Post-Conceptual Poetics, Michael Kirby

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The New American Slavery: Capitalism and the Ghettoization of American Prisons as a Profitable Corporate Business, David A. Liburd

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Queering Addiction, TaraRose Macuch

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Beyond the Biological: William Beebe, the Bronx Zoo, and U.S. Biological Field Stations in British Guiana, Katherine F. McLeod

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Clemence of Barking and Valdes of Lyon: Two Contemporaneous Examples of Innovation in the Twelfth Century, Lisa Murray

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Black Models Matter: Challenging the Racism of Aesthetics and the Facade of Inclusion in the Fashion Industry, Scarlett L. Newman

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The Expansion of the Mandarin Mind, Tyler Okney

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An Examination of the Needham Question: Why Didn't China Have a Scientific Revolution Considering Its Early Scientific Accomplishments?, Rebecca L. Olerich

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Things We Dare Not See: Media Revisions of Incestuous Relationships, Mattheus M. Oliveira

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Open Source Micro Diplomas: New Credentials for New Learning, Jack F. Powers

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Smita Patil: Fiercely Feminine, Lakshmi Ramanathan

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Washington Square Park: Struggles and Debates over Urban Public Space, Anna Rascovar

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Dancing Silhouettes: Lotte Reiniger's The Adventures of Prince Achmed: A Critical Study, Maria N. Rhodes

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Women in the Workplace: The Impact of Earning Potential Empowerment and the Work-Life Balance, Alysha-Beth Rodriguez

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The Conflict of Progressive and Conservative Tendencies in the Film Work of Steranko, James H. Romberger

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Deconstructing Rape Culture Through An Exploration of Consent, Desire, and Pleasure, Yael Rosenstock

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Imperial Butterfly, Dagmar Rothschild

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Culture and Mental Health: Considering the Role of the Complex Cultural-History in Irish-American Population, Tiffinie Patricia Sesko

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No More False Heavens: In the Wake of Campus Sexual Violence, Destry Sibley

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Parallels of Love and Hate Defined by Attachments, Nicole Spann

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Early American Cookbooks: Creating and Analyzing a Digital Collection Using the HathiTrust Research Center Portal, Gioia Stevens

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The Dream Deferred: The School-to-Prison Pipeline and the Destruction and Potential Resurrection of the Black Male, Alexandria L. Timoll

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The Personal Is Political: Promoting Empathy Through the Exchange of Personal Narratives About Gender Towards Social Change, Emily Tobey

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The Fight for Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Parenting Rights in The United States, Nancy Tresil

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American Civil Associations and the Growth of American Government: An Appraisal of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (1835-1840) Applied to Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and the Post-World War II Welfare State, John P. Varacalli

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Decidedly Uncertain, Sophia I. Varosy

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Dehumanization: A Case Study, Regina Varthi

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The Odyssey of African American Women in Films: From the Silent Era to the Post-War Years to the 1950s, Elvera L. Vilson

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Tandem 2.0: Image and Text Data Generation Application, Christopher J. Vitale

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The Fabric of Manhattan: Art and Industry in the Era of A.T. Stewart, Patricia Wadsley

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Mermaid Song: The Notebooks of the Writing Woman, Gianna T. Ward-Vetrano

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The Column of Constantine at Constantinople: A Cultural History (330-1453 C.E.), Carey Thompson Wells

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The Behavioral Effects Divorce Can Have on Children, Wanda M. Williams-Owens

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Conceptualizing the Emergence of Social Capital in Young Children, Courtney Wong

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A Girlhood Among Ghosts, An Experimental Project, Maple Wu

Theses and Capstone Projects from 2016

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The Anxious Shadow of a Coldwar: Affect, Biopower & Resistance in Fiction & Culture in the Period of Intra-Anxiety 1989-2001, Kate Adler