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Diana Strassmann

Visiting Professor of Law

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.

EDUCATION

Harvard University
PhD, 1983
MA, 1982  

Princeton University
AB, magna Cum Laude, 1977

EXPERIENCE

Rice University
Carolyn and Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Humanities, July 2012-present
Senior Research Fellow, July 2012-present
Baker Institute Rice Scholar, July 2012-present
Faculty Affiliate in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the Chao Center for Asian Studies
Director, Program on Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities, May 2007-present
Professor in the Practice and Senior Research Fellow in Humanities, July 2004-July 2012
Senior Research Fellow Center for Cultural Studies, July 1992-June 2004
Assistant Professor of Economics, 1983-1992

Wellesley College
Instructor, 1982-1983

Harvard University
Teaching Fellow, 1979-1983

EDITORIAL WORK

  • Editorial board, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education (2009-present)
  • Founding Editor, Feminist Economics; Journal of the International Association for Feminist Economics (1994-present)

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Wikimedia Education Foundation (June 2013-present)
  • Board of Directors, Meadville Lombard Theological School (May 2012-present)
  • Inprint (2004-present)
  • Fellow, Human Development and Capabilities Association (2004-present)
  • Board of Directors, International Association for Feminist Economics (1992-present)

SERVICE

  • External Advisory Committee, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010-present)
  • Houston Area Steering Committee, Annie’s List: Changing the Face of Power (2009-present)