Lisa Saunders

Portrait of Lisa Saunders
Associate Professor
320 Crotty Hall
545-0546

CV: 

Education: 

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1987
B.S. Old Dominion University, 1979

Professional Experience: 

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1997-present
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1987-1997
Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Roy Wilkins Center for Social Justice, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1993-94
Visiting Professor and Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations and Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1991-92

Research Interests: 

Labor Economics
Stratification Economics
Feminist Economics
Diversity and Inclusion in Economics Education

Teaching: 

Political Economy of Women
Political Economy of Racism
Introductory and Intermediate Microeconomics
Labor Economics
Research Methods in Economics

Affiliations: 

American Economic Association (AEA)
International Association for Feminist Economics
National Economic Association
Ford Foundation, Senior Fellow

Presentations: 

"Employment and Earnings: A Case Study of Urban Detroit," Howard University, October 1, 2010.

"Trends in Travel Time to Work Among Women of Color," ASSA Annual Meetings, Washington DC. January 2003.

"Toward a Feminist Theory of Economic Inequality by Race," International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Conference, Oslo Norway, 2001.

Selected Publications: 

"Rational choice, independent utility and the inclusive classroom," International Journal of Pluralistic Economics and Education, 8:3, 2017.

"Employment and Earnings: A Case Study of Urban Detroit," Review of Black Political Economy, 2012.

"Racial Inequality and Feminist Economics," (with William Darity, Jr.) in Ferber and Nelson, eds. Feminist Economics Today: Ten Years Beyond Economic Man, University of Chicago Press, 2003.