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Dr. Cahan has published on Spinoza, modern Jewish philosophy and Marx. Her research interests include philosophy of religion and philosophy of history.
Representative publications include:
"Spinoza's Theory of Immanence Reconsidered," Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Vol. 5 (1995).
"The Lonely Woman of Faith under Late Capitalism: or, Jewish Feminism in Marxist Perspective," in: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (ed.), Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy (Indiana University Press, 2004).
Returning to Babel: Jewish Latin American Experiences, Representations and Identity (Brill 2011), co-edited volume with Amalia Ran.
"The Jewish Settler Movement and the Concept of Fundamentalism," in: Simon Wood and David Harrington Watt (eds.), Fundamentalism: Perspectives on a Contested History (University of South Carolina Press, forthcoming).