Political Science

 Tamara Metz

Associate Professor of Political Science and Humanities; Associate Dean of the Faculty

Department of Political Science
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202-8199, USA

Office: Eliot 425
Phone: (503) 777-7299
Email: tmetz@reed.edu

Ph.D. in Government, Harvard University, 2004. Reed College 2006–.

My research and teaching interests include contemporary political theory, especially liberal, democratic, feminist, Marxist and queer, and the history of Western political thought. My current research focuses on gender and care in the neoliberal social formation. In Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State and the Case for Their Divorce (Princeton University Press, 2010), I explored the history of liberal treatment of the relationship between marriage and the state and argued that marriage should be disestablished. I co-edited Justice, Politics, and the Family (Paradigm Press, 2014) and have published work in various edited volumes and journals including Just MarriageContemporary Political TheoryPolitics & Gender, Social Theory and Practice, Journal of PoliticsThe Encyclopedia of Political Thought, and The Nation. In addition to my work in political theory, I have a special interest in the pedagogy of thesis advising.

Research & Publications
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)