Diana Strassmann

Editor, Feminist Economics

Rice University
Houston, TX USA

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, where she is Director of Rice’s Program on Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. She also is Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She serves on the boards of the International Association for Feminist Economics, the Meadville-Lombard Theological School, and the Wiki Education Foundation (as board chair). She has also served as a long time board member of Inprint, an organization that supports creative writing.

Strassmann has published widely in the fields of feminist economic theory, economic regulation, and environmental policy.  Her current research focuses on gender, economic well-being, and justice. Recent work includes a three-volume collection of feminist economics writings entitled Feminist Economics: Feminism, Economics and Wellbeing; Feminist Economics: Global Perspectives on Gender; and Feminist Economics: Households, Paid and Unpaid Work, and the Care Economy, which she co-edited with Lourdes Benería and Ann Mari May for the Edward Elgar International Library of Critical Writings in Economics (2011).

Strassmann is also 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; the journal has attained high ISI impacts and rankings, both among economics and women’s studies journals. Supported by such major donors as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Ford Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the MacArthur Foundation, the journal has attracted a wide readership, with individual subscribers in over 60 countries and a distribution to over eighteen thousand libraries and institutions worldwide.  


Updated October 2015