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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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 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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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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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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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

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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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And Ain’t I a Man: An Examination of Violence Against African-American Men by Caucasian Men in the United States, Bryan L. Greene

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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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Work–Family Conflict in Low-Income Households, Maritza G. Hiciano Ramos

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

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Hebrew as a Gendered Language and an Oppressive Mechanism against Women in the Israeli Society, Rotem Itzhaky

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

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'Once Famous in an Odd Way': Curiosity and Queerness in Late 19th-Century American Male Impersonation, S.C. Lucier

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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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Returning to Childhood: Memoirs of Childhood Reading, Stephanie Montalti

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Social Contract Theory and Transitional Justice: A Philosophical Approach to a Problem of Global Importance, Brendan Moriarty

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

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Dear Black Child: A Discussion on the Formation of Identity for African Diasporic Adolescents in the U.S., Sokhnagade B. Ndiaye

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The Objectives of Public Higher Education in New York City Through the Lens of Language, John-Nicholas Parker

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Hannah Arendt’s Vision of Politics: Exemplary Negativities and the Ostjuden, Jacob E. Pearce

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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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UN Trust Funds as Agent to Fulfill the Norm Adapting and Diffusing Functions, Mikiko Sawanishi

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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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Controlled Observation: The Challenges of Therapy for the Mentally Ill Incarcerated Population, Esther Tingué

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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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Promoting the Consumer Citizen: Seals, Spectacles, and the Gendered Consumer in Depression-Era America, Danielle B. Wetmore

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Black Skin, White Gaze: The Presence and Function of the Linchpin Character in Biopics About Black American Protagonists, Nicole N. Williams

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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