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Diane Grossman

Diane Grossman
Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies Department Chair
MCB C-310A

Diane Grossman received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from New York University, where she was an Ida Parker Bowne Scholar. She is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy and has served Simmons as Chair of both departments, as Director of Academic Advising, and as Associate Dean and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of Existentialism and the Philosophical Tradition, Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life, and numerous articles and essays on ethics, feminist theory, and cultural studies. Her areas of specialization are Continental philosophy, feminist theory and applied ethics.

Teaching Areas & Topics

  • Feminist Theory
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Applied Ethics and Cultural Studies


Bachelor of Arts
Vassar College

Master of Arts
New York University

Doctor of Philosophy
New York University