Professor Striker holds a joint appointment with the Department of Classics. She was born and educated in Germany (Dr. Phil., University of Göttingen). She taught philosophy at Göttingen from 1971-1986, at Columbia University from 1986 to 1989, and at Harvard from 1989 until 1997, and then at the University of Cambridge, England, until 2000, when she returned to Harvard.
Prof. Striker specializes in ancient philosophy, teaching Plato and Aristotle, as well as earlier and later Greek and Roman authors. She has written mostly on topics in Hellenistic philosophy (the epistemology and ethics of Stoics, Epicureans, and Skeptics) and on Aristotelian logic.