Ellyn Kaschak, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning psychologist, author and teacher. She is well-known as a speaker, workshop leader, human rights advocate and a public intellectual.

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Select Works

Sight Unseen Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

Engendered Lives: A New Psychology of Women’s Experience

Global Border Crossings: Feminist Activists and Peace Workers Collaborating Across Cultures

Minding the Body: Psychotherapy in Cases of Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness

In the media

Seeing Is Believing or Is Believing Seeing | Ellyn Kaschak ’65 | TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

I will describe my intensive 10 years of work with individuals who are all blind since birth. Since they have had no opportunity to visually observe the cues the sighted use to code gender, race and sexual orientation, their ideas and the ways they learned them reveal how these constructs are just that and are not based in biology at all. Instead, they are constructed by and for the sighted. Using many examples, I will show unerringly the blindness of the sighted.

Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls

Ellyn Kaschak helps establish research institute for women at Binghamton University Donation made by Ellyn Uram Kaschak, '65, to support student, faculty research

Latest Articles

April 3, 2020 in Blog

These Are Not Normal Times

How PTSD develops. In ordinary circumstances, I might be writing about viewing psychological “disorders” or “illnesses” through the eyes of a feminist psychologist. However, these are not ordinary times, although my eyes still focus on issues of gender as they…
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March 17, 2020 in Blog

Please Don’t Start Diagnosing Every Political Candidate

Not everything a public figure does is an indicator of a psychological disorder. I was a member of the group of psychologists and psychiatrists who warned the public about the president’s mental health in the book The Dangerous Case of…
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February 20, 2020 in Blog

What Feminist Therapy Is Not

No stereotypes welcome. I will try to clarify certain aspects of feminist therapy and address certain misconceptions that many readers may have. The first is that feminist therapy is political rather than personal. The second is that it is only…
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January 6, 2020 in Blog

Change the Culture or Change Your Own Body?

Explaining the difference between gender transitioning and gender fluidity. Human sex differences are binary, as is human reproduction. Sex differences are based in biology and genetics and, at this point in scientific development, are immutable as they are present in…
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