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 2020

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

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

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

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

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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

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A Critical Analysis of the Projection of Historical Narratives of the Indian Tribal People in "Our Past III", Sudhashree Girmohanta

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The Guinea-Bissau Constitutional Reform Debate, Watson Aila Gomes

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Performing NYC Latinidades: Building a Diasporic Home at Pregones and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Oriana E. Gonzales

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“Something Happened on the Day He Died”: How David Bowie Fans Transformed Brixton, Valerie Gritsch

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Binaural: Trauma and Disability Representation in Cinema, Joshua Grossberg

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In Support of Abstraction: Physical Interiority Beyond Postmodern Dance, Irene Hultman Monti

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The Implementation of Empathy in the Animated Television Show “Hey Arnold”, Starnise Johnson

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Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Policy Evolution in the Garment Industry: A Case Study from Bangladesh Using a Multiple-Streams Approach and Punctuated Equilibrium Theory, Tamar Maisashvili

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Agentive Personhood: Finding Yourself Through Serving Others, Sasha M. Miller

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The Mock Doc Film Series: History of the Mockumentary Film, Victoria Napolitano

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Americans Collecting Natural History, Herbert A. Pollard IV

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The U.S. Approach to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: A Comparative Analysis of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump Administration Policies in Afghanistan, Mohammad Rasouli

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Democracy for Homework: A Review of Civic Engagement in Urban Public Schools, Amanda B. Rosenblum

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A Narrative Inquiry to Explore the Connection Between Gender and Discipline in Grades Pre-K–8, Nicole Salazar

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“In the same figure, like the king that’s dead”: The Phantasmic Authorship of The Other Side of the Wind, Hunter M. Sawyer

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Whose War Is It Anyway? How Afghanistan Became a Battlefield Over Global Hegemony During the Cold War, Kathryn Shapiro

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Breast Dressing: A Critical Review of Post-Surgical Bras, Adi Sieradzki

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

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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

Theses and Capstone Projects from 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Refugees from Somalia, Burma/Myanmar and Iraq: Navigating New Lives in the US in Post-9/11 Context, Ivona Boroje

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Landing Points, Matt Boyle

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Class Matters: School Affluence and Other Predictors of Attainment for Wealthy and Poor Students, Alison Brockhouse

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Infinity Wars: Post 9/11 Superhero Films and American Empire, Peter J. Bruno

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Brrap Brrap Pew Pew: Representations of Abortion in Adult Animated Television Comedy, Erika A. Byrnison

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An Exposition and Analysis of Kant’s Account of Sublimity, Paulina Simone Calistru

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You Can’t Eat Altruism: Searching for Workplace Democracy at New York City’s Nonprofits, Celia Castellan

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The Ladies' Garment Worker Speaks Volumes for the Woman Worker and Writer, Carolyn J. Cei

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Italian/Americans and the American Racial System: Contadini to Settler Colonists?, Stephen J. Cerulli

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Sexual Violation, Feminism, and Foucault: Against a Confessional Politics of Truth, Amber M. Chiacchieri

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Eugenics in the 21st Century, Jessica Linn Chin

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Exhibition Catalog on Rediscovering the Fashion of Hanboks and Kimonos: The Tale of Kisaengs and Geishas, Sylvia Chung

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Clothing the Black Body in Slavery: What They Wore and How it Was Made, Wanett I. Clyde

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Testimonios in Liminal Spaces: Puerto Rican Women Living in Extended-Stay and Shelter Hotels in New York City After Hurricane Maria, Jessica Crespo

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"He Who is Conscious of the Bright but Keeps to the Dark": The Fame and Legacy of Jack Kerouac, Regina Crotser

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Cosmopolitan Democracy: Re-evaluation of Globalization and World Economic System, Muhammad Dalhatu

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Internal Displacement in the United States: A Result of Climate Change and U.S. Policy, Ahmad T. Diop

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The Past is Never Dead: Amorphous Time in Jean-Luc Godard's Notre Musique, Anthony E. Dominguez

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Reclaiming the Musical Burlesque: A Reconstruction of the 1855 Musical Score to John Brougham’s Po-Ca-Hon-Tas: Or, The Gentle Savage, Christopher Drobny

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Refracting Immigration Rhetoric: The Struggle to Define Identity, Place and Nation in Southern Arizona, Emily Duwel

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İbne, Gey, Lubunya: A Queer Critique of LGBTI+ Discourses in the New Cinema of Turkey, Azmi Mert Erdem

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Just Borders: The Foundations of Immigration Policy, Cody Fenwick

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The Music in His Words: The Art of Sound and Folk in Louis Armstrong’s Manuscript for Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans, “The Armstrong Story”, Adriana C. Filstrup

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Revolutionary Affinities: Democracy and Revolution in Hannah Arendt’s Portrait of Rosa Luxemburg, Matthew P. Finck

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Visualizing the Decline of the Corset Business, Iris Finkel

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The Novelist and the Nun: Two Sisters, One Bond, Kathleen J. Gaffney

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Extreme Heat and Vulnerability in Japan Demographic and Spatial Analyses of Heatstroke, Wataru Gima

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Rezoning, Real Estate, and The Dynamics of Displacement in Inwood, Damaly Gonzalez

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Reversing borrón y cuenta nueva: The Curative Power of Family Memory in the Novels of Loida Maritza Perez and Nelly Rosario, Ivonne Gonzalez

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Imagining the Archive: Speculation as a Tool of Archival Reconstruction, MarieClaire Graham

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Law and Society: The Criminalization of Latinx in the United States, Gabriela Groenke

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Private Funding of the United Nations, Consequence and Future of the World Intergovernmental Organization, Kossi H. Hator

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Shared Deliberations: Learning from the Voices of Social Justice Lawyers on Their Aspirations, Challenges and Roles, Ian Head

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Between the Living and the Dead, Laura Henriksen

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Clientelism and Democracy in Turkey and Mexico: The Impacts on Regimes of Political Party Exploitation of Housing Tenure in Informal Settlements, David J. Henry

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Navigating Colorism and Racial Identity in Dominican Women, Christine Hernandez

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A Parade of Identities: Negotiation of Ethnic Identities in Three New York City Cultural Parades, Julia M. Herrera-Moreno

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Immigration, Small Business and Assimilation: Three Stories of Small-Time Capitalism on the Lower East Side, Marcus Hillman

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The Post-9/11 LGBTQ Human Rights Struggle in Egypt, Donna K. Huaman

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Getting Dressed and Being Dressed: A Constructed Autobiography of Identity, Jana Jarosz

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Performing Desire in Times Square: Sailors, Hustlers and Masculinity, Kel R. Karpinski

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Women and Their Struggle to be Considered Funny as Told Through the Study of Female Standup Comics, Jean Kim

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The Equal Right to Sing: The American Zeitgeist and Its Implications for Music Education, YoungEun Kim

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“Whispers Out of Time”: Memorializing (Self-) Portraits in the Work of 
John Berryman, John Ashbery, Anne Carson, and Nan Goldin, Andrew D. King

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Furious: Myth, Gender, and the Origins of Lady Macbeth, Emma King

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Romanization Through Mosaics: Transition at Fishbourne and Colchester, Elizabeth Kurtulik Mercuri

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Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation or Relocation: Barbuda as a Case Study, Martha B. Lerski

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Basis for a Critique of International Human Rights and Constitutional Law: Foundations, Speech Acts and Analytic Limitations, Luis H. Llanos Gil

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Art and War: Republican Propaganda of The Spanish Civil War, Jason Manrique

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Remembering Vienna: Mapping Oral Histories of Holocaust Survivors from Austria, Katharina Menschick

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The Origins of the Jones Act of Puerto Rico, Stephanie Mercedes

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Caring Choices? Supporting and Dreaming with Students in New York City’s Stratifying High School Admissions System, Megan R. Moskop

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Dance of Exile: The Sakharoffs’ Visual Performances in Montevideo (1935–1948), Pablo Munoz Ponzo

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The Family, Political Theory, and Ideology: A Comparative Study of John Stuart Mill and Friedrich Engels, David M. Murray Jr.

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Critical Visuality: Workshops for the Examination of Media, Aily R. Nash

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Cyborgs for Environmental Justice: East Asian American Stories from the 1991 People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, Lisa Ng

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The Right to Run: Decoding Sexism Against Women Politicians and Fighting for a New Paradigm for Intersectional Left Feminists, Charlene A. Obernauer

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Existentialmd.com: Building Towards an Embodied Internet Aesthetic, Natasha Ochshorn

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Agricultural Cooperatives in the United States and Nepal: A Comparative Study, Abin Ojha