Binghamton University's Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women
and Girls was established with a generous endowment gift made by Dr. Ellyn Uram Kaschak
'65. Building on Dr. Kasack's feminist life commitment, the Institute's mission is
to "promote social justice and equality for all women and girls domestically and internationally
to ensure a more just, fair, inclusive, and equitable world."
The institute works to invest in the next generation by fostering high-impact learning
opportunities for students, bringing together researchers across campus (and the world),
and connecting our research expertise to communities, whether locally or globally.
We provide undergraduate and graduate students at Binghamton University with:
- Opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research
- Experiential learning opportunities
- Scholarships and fellowships
- Career opportunities
- Innovative knowledge generation networks
- International and national events, programs, and decision-making fora
- Interaction with global thought leaders
In its activities, the Institute encourages and is enriched by a wide variety of disciplinary
approaches and theoretical perspectives and the best practices to promote social justice
and equality for all women and girls.
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.
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.
Learn about our executive committee members as well as our external advisory board