Jean Cahan Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Director of Judaic Studies (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University)
505 Oldfather Hall
Phone: (402) 472-2346
E-mail: jcahan1[at]
Office hours:  M 2:30 - 4:30 pm


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).