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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The Library of Pantainos: A Unique Ancient Library, Michael W. Handis

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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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Swimming in a Sea of No's: Controlling and Managing the New York Public Pools, Mette L. Jensen

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Inching Closer: Life on the Sinking Island of Ghoramara, Anjani Kapoor

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

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Music for AI Reports: Dual Prospects in Music Production, Achim Koh

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

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A Sustainable “No Excuses” Charter School Model, Kelly Lerash

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Tangible Things: The Matter of Susan Howe, Thomas Lewek

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The Patterns and Prosecutions of Media Leakers, Julia M. Lipkins

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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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Territories of Contestation in Medellín: Destierro, Memory, the Youth, and the State, Joan C. Lopez

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Opposition to the Eighteenth Amendment in the House of Representatives, Henry J. Manwell

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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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Brentwood, New York 11717: A Multimedia Ethnographic Study on an Immigrant Town, Ashley Mungo

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

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It’s a Family Affair: Parental Configuration, Educational Attainment, and Race, Sandra Murphy

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Explaining Animosity Towards the Roma: A Case Study of Twitter Communication in Italy during the Refugee Crisis, Mayuko Nakatsuka

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Nature versus Nurture, Matilda Nikehasani

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The Threats of Sea Level Rise: An Eco-Geopolitical Visual Analysis, Jorge L. Nowell-Enriquez

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Never Trust Anything That Bleeds for Seven Days and Doesn’t Die: Menstruation, Cultural Materialism, and Autoethnography, Anastasiya Panas

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Tracing Dominican Attitudes Towards Race: A Historical Analysis, Marcos Polonia

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Due Process and the Right to Legal Counsel for Unaccompanied Minors, Marielos G. Ramos

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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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The Unsuspected Francis Lieber, Richard Salomon

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Postcolonial Indian Nonfiction Cinema: The Documentaries of Satyajit Ray, Muzahid Sharif

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Everyday Violence and Women's Lives in Zambia: An Autoethnography, Amina Shikupilwa

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Weaponization of Data for Governmentality, Juliana Son

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The Distant Early Warning Line: Geographies, Infrastructures, and Environments of Warning, Jordan Steingard

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Transformations: Suburban Cordoba During the Umayyad Caliphate, 929-1009, Carmen M. Tagle

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Capital Growth: Precision Agriculture and Vertical Farming in the Corporate Food Regime, Justin Taylor

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Making “Made in New York” Matter, Adeline Trento

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Paper Memories: A Visual Memoir, Stephanie Trinidad

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Education Through Social and Cultural Transmission, George F. Trivino

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The Redemption of Goethe’s Eternal Feminine: Discovering the Reality and Significance of an Archetypal Phenomenon, Mariana Weisler

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The Affective Domain and the Intersection of Learning in Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Education, Meghan Williams

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

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Examining the Impact of Study Abroad for Community College Students: Five Case Studies, Kathryn B. Wilson

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Speaking Sober: Program Language as a Mechanism for Community Creation in Alcoholics Anonymous, Talya Wolf

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“The Childish, the Transformative, and the Queer”: Queer Interventions as Praxis in Children’s Cartoons, Heather Wright

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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