Women's Studies Program
The Binghamton University's Women's Studies Department gives students the opportunity to tailor their studies toward issues of gender and intersections between race, class, and sexuality. Binghamton administers a minor and concentration in Women's Studies.
Principal StaffDr. Dara Silberstein, Executive Director
Dr. Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey, Faculty Director
Donna Young Canfield, Program Secretary
Areas of Expertise:Access & Disparities, Awareness & Education, Barriers & Opportunities, Human Rights & Security, Higher Education, Sexuality & Gender, Women in History, Women's Movements, Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies, Women's Networks
Projects & Campaigns
# Feminist Thought and Scholarship
Transnational Feminisms. This symposium will focus on the formation of a complex weaving of feminisms(s) globally with special attention to the relationship between feminist movements and feminist theories and the "new world order," hence the current reconfiguration of economic, social, and political arrangements world-wide. The symposium also seeks to be self-reflexive and consequently to raise issues about the place of women's and/or gender studies in the weave. No one disciplinary perspective will be privileged at the symposium and we welcome contributions from outside of the academy. Among issues that could be addressed in the symposium are: identity; interactions between different social movements; gender or sexual preference based rights; cross border theoretical travels.
Feminism, Democracy, and the Changing World Order. The Women's Studies Department hosted an event addressing feminism, democracy, and the changing world order. Lectures and discussions were administered by the department.
Gender and Work Space(s) was a spring symposium, held April 14 and 15, 2000. It explored the relationship between gender, sexuality, and work; the multidimensionality of gender at work; gender and the cyber work space; gender, work, and the changing world order; and gender, work, and the state, among other topics.
Homeland Security: Feminist Critiques. Proposed for April 2003.
Reports & Resources
Topics relevant to feminist scholarship and activisim are addressed in this newsletter.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
The Women's Studies Program is pleased to announce the creation of the Ray Glass Memorial Peace & Society Fund Award. This award will be given out annually to one undergraduate and one graduate student.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.