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 2019

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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

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"A Complicated Story, An Unsolved Mystery": An Experiment in Poetry and the Ethics of Representation, Darren Wood

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The Position of a Woman: A Poetics of Grace Paley’s Political Storytelling, Jamie Zabinsky

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Getting Located: Queer Semiotics in Dress, Callen Zimmerman

Theses and Capstone Projects from 2018

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Conditions of Personhood and Property, Zachary James Acree

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To Whom Occurs the Haunting: A Singular Exploration of a Disturbed Femme Psyche, Meghan E. Addison

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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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Differences in the Role of Acculturation on the Correlates of Suicidal Ideation Among Asian Subgroups, Khadijah Ahmad

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Party On, Derrida!: A Queer, Deconstructionist Look at Wayne's World, Glam, and the Losers of Rock and Roll, Michelle A. Arp

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School to Prison Pipeline Unmasked: Review of how the School to Prison Pipeline Reinforces Disproportionality in Mass Incarceration, Akeem A. Barnes

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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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Black Business as Activism: Ebony Magazine and the Civil Rights Movement, Seon Britton

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The Exceptional Case of Plancia Magna: (Re)analyzing the Role of a Roman Benefactress, Barbara F. Caceres-Cerda

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

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Dancing, Mindfulness, and Our Emotions: Embracing the Mind, Body, and Sole, Alisha M. Collins

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Pawns of Policy and Problematized Perception: The Sustainability of Inequality Through the Space of African-American Childhood, Jen-I S. Costosa

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Chile’s Decree-Law 1094: A Source of Immigrant Vulnerability, Joao M. Da Silva

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Educational Attainment of Immigrant Students in the United States: Generational Struggle Towards Success, Robin Das

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Venezuela: Oil and Madness. Politics, Propaganda, and Realities of the Chavista Era, Alvaro E. de Prat

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Food Network Fallout: Why There Are Labor Shortages in Restaurant Kitchens, Jennifer M. Dillon

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Shadows of Empire: The Mughal and British Colonial Heritage of Lahore, Naeem U. Din

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The Influence of Slavery on the Black Body: Black Lives Matter’s Intersectional Methodology and New Advancements, Mone Dixon

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The Essential New York City Films, Nikola M. Durkovic

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

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From Mass Incarceration to Mass Education: Fostering Collaboration Between State Prisons and State Universities, Miriam Edwin

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Merging Subsistence Perspective and Buen Vivir: An Alternative to Damming the Mekong, Aaron B. Eisenberg

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The Literature of Loss: Modernity, Poetic Prose, and the Tendency Toward Contradiction, Jared D. Fagen

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From Establishment to Final Independence: A Study of the National Archives of the United States of America from 1934–1985, Daniel M. Frett

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Poetry, Photography and the Place of Longing: A Return, Victoria R. Gandolf

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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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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