Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls

The Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls supports research, scholarship, teaching, and engagement to promote social justice and equality for all women and girls domestically and internationally. 

The Institute supports and champions all women and girls, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; this includes those who are transgender, non-binary, or gender non-conforming. The Kaschak Institute stands firmly for human rights for all and rejects efforts to curtail the human rights of any. 

In its activities, the Institute encourages and is enriched by a wide variety of disciplinary approaches and theoretical perspectives about the most pressing issues facing women and girls. The Institute encourages proposals and participation from all persons who are interested in advancing human rights.

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The Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls was established in 2018 through the generosity of Ellyn Uram Kaschak, a 1965 alumna of Binghamton University and a pioneer and developer of feminist theory, to continue her fight for equality for women and girls.

People and Initiatives


The Institute includes funded fellows and affiliated faculty from schools and disciplines across Binghamton University, working on projects that contribute to social justice for women and girls.


Click for information on our 2020-21 lecture series, featuring faculty research on social justice for women and girls.

Our landmark conference, the “Women, Peace and Security: Re-evaluating Vulnerability” took place April 23-25, 2020.

Executive Committee, External Advisory Board and Partners

Learn about our executive committee members as well as our external advisory board and partners.