Fellows

The Institute includes funded fellows and affiliated faculty from schools and disciplines across Binghamton University, working on projects connected with women and girls.

2022-2023 Funded Fellows

Lakshmi Bulathsinghala

Lecturer in Theatre
"Female Actresses in Sri Lanka and the Effects of Celebrity on Their Personal
Lives and Relationships"

Deborah Elliston

Assistant Professor in Anthropology
"The Erotic Exotic: Racialized Sexuality & Gender in the Society Islands (French Polynesia)"

Gabrielle Hanley-Mott

Doctoral student in Medical Anthropology
"Gender Equality in Prosthetics"

Mercia Kandukira

Doctoral student in English
"Being When Meant Not to Be"

Farid Muttaqin

Doctoral student in Anthropology
“Women’s Public and Political Participations Under Sharia Law in
Post-Conflict Aceh, Indonesia"

Alexandra Ritsatos

Undergraduate student in History
"The Effects of the Armenian Genocide on the Identities of Female Survivors"

Kathleen Sterling

Associate Professor in Anthropology
"Equity in Archaeology in Practice and Interpretation"

2021-2022 Funded Fellows

Ifeoma Ezeilo

Binghamton University graduate with a BA in Africana Studies
"Skin Bleaching and Intergenerational Trauma among young West African adults in the United States" 

Ancilla Marie Inocencio

Doctoral student in Economics
"Does Making Education More Accessible Benefit Girls in Dowry Systems?"

Diah Irawaty

Doctoral student in Anthropology
"Money, Gifts, and Motherhood Among Indonesian Female Transnational Domestic Workers"

Rubayat Jesmin

Doctoral student in Community Research and Action
"A Framework for Rohingya Refugee Women’s Economic Empowerment: Route to Social Justice"

Heather Zyla

Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
"Delineating Schizotypic Traits and Psychological Resilience in Women"

Katja Kleinberg

Associate Professor in Political Science
"Making Global Economic Engagement Work for Women: Information & Gendered Perceptions of U.S. Trade Policy"

Jiyun Elizabeth Shin

Lecturer in Psychology
"Impostor Fears in Graduate Women in STEM: The Roles of Impostorism, Social Support, and Academic Environment on Academic and Mental Health Outcomes"

Julia Walker

Associate Professor in Art History
"Why They Left: Women After Architecture"

2020-2021 Funded Fellows

Erin Alexander

Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
"Creating a measure and analyzing intimate partner violence"

Sarah Samson

Master's student in Human Development and Human Rights
“Gender-Based Violence In Pakistan and Women’s Resilience In Face of It”

Angela Candrilli

Undergraduate student in Psychology
“How Key Personality Traits Affect Perception of Sexual Situations”

Jillian Morley and Courtney Nowetner

Undergraduate students in Sociology and Integrative Neuroscience, respectively
"A Study of the Factors That Contribute to Female Students' Perception of Diversity and Bias in the Classroom"

Jennifer Stoever

Associate Professor of English, General Literature and Rhetoric
"Living Room Revolutions: Black Women and Latinas Collecting and Selecting Records in the 1960-70s Bronx and Beyond"

Leigh Ann Wheeler

Professor of History
“The Girl Who Couldn’t Go Home”: Anne Moody and Coming of Age in Mississippi


2019-2020 Funded Fellows

Maggie M. Parker ’17

Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
2017 graduate of Binghamton University with a BA in Psychology
"Understanding Consent: Fundamental Differences Between Men and Women"

Emily Mendelson

Binghamton University Scholar seeking a BS (class of 2020) in Business Administration with a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
"Empowerment Through Consent: An Analysis of Sexual Violence and Pleasure in College Hookup Culture"

Emily Lancia

Binghamton University Scholar seeking a BS (class of 2021) in Integrative Neuroscience with minors in Italian Language and Culture, Spanish Language and Culture
"Empowerment Through Consent: An Analysis of Sexual Violence and Pleasure in College Hookup Culture"

Samantha A. Wagner, MS ’17

Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
2017 graduate of Binghamton University with an MS in Clinical Psychology
"Predictors of Attitudinal Acceptance towards IPV"

Allison M. McKinnon, MS ’18

Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
2018 graduate of Binghamton University with an MS in Clinical Psychology
"Developing Peer-Led Sex-Education Programs for College-Aged Women"

Erica Schumann ’17

Doctoral student in History
2017 graduate of Binghamton University with an MA in U.S. History
"The Well-Calculated Household: Ideology and Enumeration in the Early American Domestic Sphere"

Myra Sabir

Associate Professor of Human Development
"Women as 'Nodes of Change'"

Suzy Lee

Assistant Professor of Human Development
"Human Trafficking Data Project (HTDP)"

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Funding opportunities

Kaschak Faculty Fellow Grants
RFP: 2022-2023 Academic Year

Deadline 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2022
Application period has ended.

Kaschak Contingent Faculty Fellow Grant RFP: 2022-2023 Academic Year

Deadline 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2022
Application period has ended.

Kaschak Student Fellow Grants
RFP: 2022-2023 Academic Year

Deadline 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2022
Application period has ended.

Kaschak Summer Student Fellow Grant RFP:  Summer 2022

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022
Criteria:
-Must be Harpur College undergraduate student in good academic standing
-GPA must be at least 3.0
-Can not already be funded for summer research
-Can not receive Kaschak grant more than twice
-Research must be in the field of social justice for women and/or girls

Application period has ended.