Ryan Metz

Ryan Metz

Ryan Metz

Graduate Student


Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. in the World, Twentieth Century
  • U.S.-Cuba relations, Post-1945
  • American Empire and Culture
  • History of Globalization and Technology
  • Cuban Studies


  • B.A. in History, Summa Cum Laude, Boston University, 2022

Ryan is a second year Ph.D. student in the History Department. She studies American foreign relations in the 20th century, specializing in U.S.-Cuba interactions during the late-post Cold War period.  She is currently investigating the relationship between travel, private citizens diplomacy, and U.S.-Cuba rapprochement efforts during the late 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. 


Advisor: Dr. R. Joseph Parrott

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