Diane Frey, PhD

Lecturer, Labor and Employment Studies, College of Business, San Francisco State University
Diane Frey is a lecturer in the labor studies program, College of Business, San Francisco State University. She was Assistant Professor of Labor Studies and director of Labor Studies at the National Labor College before its closure in 2013. She has published in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, and the American University International Law Review, as well as in edited volumes published by the International Labor Organization, UNESCO, and Cambridge University Press. Her research interests include negotiation processes and their intersection with human rights and social justice, workplace conflict and power dynamics in organizations, and decent work. Prior to her academic career, Frey was a labor organizer for more than 20 years and worked with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, the Missouri Nurses Association, and Service Employees International Union. Frey received a PhD in international comparative employment relations from the London School of Economics and a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


  • PhD London School of Economics and Political Science