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

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

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Imagining Africa: An Analysis of Tropes and Motifs in Turn of the Century Black Music, Shane Ortale

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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take X-4, Barbara T. Paulus

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Changing the Narrative: Building a Conceptual Framework for Advocating Representation in History Textbooks, Valerie Paul

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Raised on TV: A Queer Teen's Guide to Syndicated Sexualities, Francesca Petronio

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The Sigh of Triple Consciousness: Blacks Who Blurred the Color Line in Films from the 1930s through the 1950s, Audrey Phillips

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The Iconography of the Gold and Silver Coinage of Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great, Nisha N. Ramracha

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Sweeping Exposures: Lead Poisonings and Black Working Poor Populations in the United States, Shirley Reid

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Hermeneutics: A Literary Interpretive Art, David A. Reitman

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Public Blockchains as a Means to Resist Information Censorship, Gregory Rocco

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The Publicly Private Joan Didion: Literary Celebrity Combining Literary Persona and Photographic Images, Jessica J. Salfen

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Fashion Merchandising: An Augmented Reality, Naeha A. Sayed

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Signals in the Black Stack / GEOMEtyr Design Manual, Jason T. Scaglione

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Enacting Race and Class Online: Gatekeeping and Meaning Making on Reddit’s r/Brooklyn, Peter J. Sclafani

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Resisting Industrial Food Systems on the Web: How Non-Profit Organizations Use Digital Technology for Sustainability Education, Aleksandr Segal

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Democratization of Nepal: Towards Consolidation? Perspectives on Rule of Law & Civil Liberties, Anil J. Shahi

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Morris High School: A Biography, Naomi Sharlin

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Black Economic Empowerment: Educating in the Hood?, Jeffrey C. Suttles

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Finding the Public: Models of Interaction Between Curatorial and Education Departments in Three American Encyclopedic Museums, Liam Sweeney

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“Save One for Yourself”: A Reconsideration of the Houston Rebellion of 1917, Malcolm K. Thompson

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Rural Adolescent Education Reframed: Can Social Justice, Lewin’s Topology, and Aesthetics Aid Reform Efforts?, Judith F. Upjohn

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Little Egypt: A Critical Biography, Katherine Vecchio

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What Rome Really Adopted from Ancient Greece, Christian J. Vella

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The Feminization of Prehistory: Evidence for the Emergence of Complex Modern Behaviors before c.70,000 Years Ago, Jeffrey Vreeland

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Auditory Spaces and Sonic Narratives of Gender: The Queer Phenomenology of Sound in Girls Lost and Tangerine, Mira Vuorinen

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Adults Formerly in Foster Care Narrate Schooling Experiences, Danielle Walker

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Twelve Rounds with Bob Dylan: Pugilist/Poet, Richard Westlein

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The Crusader and the Dictator: An Exploration of Ideology and Neurodivergence in Contemporary Technology Practice, David J. Williams