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  • Recent Dissertations

    Previous dissertation titles provide a sense of the diversity of the projects completed by doctoral students in Public and Urban Policy PhD program.

    Emie Eshmawy, 2023
    North African Cities and Their Community Response to Arab Gulf Design Futures

    Dr. Fabiola Berdiel, 2022
    Dissertation Title: From Socialism to Sociolismo: Urban Citizenship and the Production of the Public Sphere in Post-Fidel Cuba

    Dr. Samantha Cocco-Klein, 2022
    Dissertation Title: Children in the Storm: US Disaster Policy for Children from Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy 

    Dr. Katherine Dillard Gonzalez, 2022
    Dissertation Title: Systemic Strategies to Address Homelessness: A Situation Analysis of the Response in San Antonio, Texas

    Dr. Violet Fredericks, 2022
    Dissertation Title: The Gun Economy: Private Markets, Public Policy, and Gun Violence. A Situation Analysis of New York City, July Fourth weekend, 2020. 

    Dr. Talib Hudson, 2022 
    Dissertation Title: Interrogating the Notion of Evidence-Based Policy in Community-Based Violence Prevention

    Dr. Yimin Li, 2022
    Dissertation Title: Between Scientific Authoritarianism and Democracy: Science, science framing, scientific policymaking, and the search of depoliticized policies in contemporary China

    Dr. Helidah Ogude, 2022 
    Dissertation Title: Migrant Representation, Discourses and Determination: The case of the UK at the height of the European "Refugee Crisis"

    Dr. Jennifer Santos Ramirez, 2022
    Dissertation Title: CHOOSING PARTICIPATION IN RESPONSE TO A CRISIS: A Situation Analysis of Collaborative Grantmaking in Post-disaster Recovery Efforts

    Dr. Noah Allison, May 2021
    Dissertation Title: Immigrant Foodways: Restaurants, Street Food, and Ethnic Diversity in Queens, New York

    Dr. David Bashevkin, 2021 
    Dissertation Title: When God is at Stake: Crisis Communications following Religious Leadership Crises

    Dr. Ofronama Biu, May 2021
    Dissertation Title: Black Women, Black Men, and Occupational Crowding: An Analysis of Vulnerable Arrangements and Employer-sponsored Benefits

    Dr. Maria Carrizosa, May 2021
    Dissertation Title: Working Homes: Space-use intensity and urban informality in Bogota

    Dr. Tracey Freiberg, 2021 
    Dissertation Title: Work-Life Balance Disrupted: A Comparative Study of Firm Responses to Paid Care Leave Programs in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Dr. David Lopez Garcia, May 2021
    Dissertation Title: Interactions Between Economic Development, Housing, and Transport Policies and the Mobility Experience of Workers in Greater Mexico City

    Dr. Cristina Handal Gonzalez, May 2021
    Dissertation Title: Barrios mas Seguros and the Intersections of Design and Policy: The Case of Collective Urban Gating in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    Dr. Kier Hanratty, 2021 
    Dissertation Title: Do Property Tax Limitations Affect the Ability of Local Governments to Deliver Public Services

    Dr. Jacquelin Katenekzsa, 2021
    Dissertation Title: The Provisional As Political: An Ethnography of Digitally Mediated Cross-Border Informality and (Im)mobilities

    Dr. Xia Li, 2021 
    Dissertation Title: Political Choices and Persistent Inequality: Understanding the Educational Disadvantage that Confronts Rural Migrant Children in China's Large Cities

    Dr. Saran Nurse, 2021
    Dissertation Title: Still Standing: An Analytic Autoethnographic Case Study Examining Resilience, Business Survival and Other Entrepreneurial Outcomes of Black Small Business

    Dr. Beryl Adongo Oranga, May 2021
    Dissertation Title: The Role of Urbanization in African Human Development — A Cautionary Tale

    Dr. Conrad Walker, May 2021
    Dissertation Title: Rendering Housing Justice: How a Community Land Trust Facilitates Positive Decision-Making in a Pro-Growth City

    Dr. Lena Anna Margarete Simet, May 2020
    Dissertation Title: Intra-Urban Inequality in Argentina: Trends, Drivers, and Manifestation of Inequality in Argentinian Cities (1996-2018)

    Dr. Anze Zadel, May 2020
    Dissertation Title: The Design of Community Participation: Decision-making and Control over Resource Provision in New York City and Lagos

    Dr. Rachel Marie Brooks-Atkins, December 2019
    Dissertation Title: Black Entrepreneurship and the Business Cycle: Firm Entry and Outcomes During Economic Downturn and Expansion

    Dr. Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, December 2019
    Dissertation Title: Right of Way: Hasidim Vs. Hipsters In the Space of a Brooklyn Street

    Dr. Muhammad Amir Ansari, May 2019
    Dissertation Title: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Examining Decentralization and Public Service Outcomes in Pakistan
    Dr. Vanessa Léon, May 2019
    Dissertation Title: Decentralization and Development in the World's First Black Republic

    Dr. Mammotsa Makhene, May 2019
    Dissertation Title: The Role of Curriculum Content in College Diversity Courses: A New York College Case Study

    Dr. Sara Shroff, May 2019 
    Dissertation Title: Valuefacturing Life: Capital Encounters and Trans/Feminist Becomings in Pakistan and Beyond

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