Associate Professor of Political Science and Humanities
On sabbatical 2014-2015
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, democratic and critical theory, American political thought and theories of freedom. Current research includes: care in diverse, liberal democracies. In Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State and the Case for Their Divorce (Princeton University Press, 2010), she explores the history of liberal treatment of the relationship between marriage and the state, and concludes that marriage should be disestablished. Metz is the co-editor of Justice, Politics, and the Family (Paradigm Press, 2014). Her work also appears in Just Marriage (Oxford, 2004), Contemporary Political Theory (2007), Politics & Gender (2010) and The Nation (2013). In addition to her work in political theory, she has a special interest in pedagogical issues especially those pertaining to thesis advising.