Diana Strassmann received an AB in economics from Princeton University and MA and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University. She is currently Carolyn and Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Humanities at Rice University and director of Rice’s Program on Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. She also chairs the board of the Wiki Education Foundation, which aims to improve Wikipedia through engaging professors and students to become active contributors.
Strassmann’s research includes contributions in the fields of economic regulation, environmental policy, and feminist economics. She is the founding editor of Feminist Economics, the Journal of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), and a co-founder of IAFFE. Feminist Economics promotes dialogue about feminist economic perspectives and publishes research aimed at improving the lives of children, women, and men around the world; it has attracted readers in over 50 countries worldwide.