Diana Strassmann

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 the 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.

Strassmann has published widely in the fields of economic regulation, environmental policy, and feminist economics. She is the founding editor of the journal Feminist Economics, now in its 27th year of publication, and was a co-founder of the International Association for Feminist Economics (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.


Harvard University
PhD, 1983
MA, 1982  

Princeton University
AB, magna Cum Laude, 1977


Rice University
Carolyn and Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Humanities, July 2012-present
Director, Program on Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities, May 2007-present
Baker Institute Rice Scholar, July 2012-present
Faculty Affiliate in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, July 2004-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

University of Chicago Law School
Visiting Professor of Law, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021

Wellesley College
Instructor, 1982-1983

Harvard University
Teaching Fellow, 1979-1983