Associate Professor of Political Science and Humanities
Department of Political Science
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202-8199, USA
Office: Eliot 426
Phone: (503) 777-7299
Ph.D. in Government, Harvard University, 2004. Reed College 2006–.
Fields of interests include history of political thought, liberalism and its critics, feminist and postmodern theory, political theory and law, American political thought and theories of freedom. Current research includes: care in diverse, liberal democracies; discourses of emerging science and their implications for politics. Her book, Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State and the Case for Their Divorce (Princeton University Press, 2010), explores the history of liberal treatment of the relationship between marriage and the state, and concludes that marriage should be disestablished. In addition to her work in political theory, Metz has a special interest in pedagogical issues especially those pertaining to thesis advising.