The Department of Political Science



Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought (University of Chicago Press, 2013)

Journal Articles

“Can the World Be Redeemed? Geʾulah versus Pidyon: Toward a Mundane, Non-Eschatological Approach to Redemption.” The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, 29, 1 (2021), pp. 39-54.

“In Pursuit of Political Imagination: Reflections on Diasporic Jewish History,” Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2020)

“Heretic or Traitor? Spinoza’s Excommunication and the Challenge That Judaism Poses to the Study of Religious Diversity,” Political Theology (2019)

“Can Jewish Ethics Speak to Sovereignty?” Journal of Jewish Ethics 4, 2 (2018), pp. 109-135.

“Reevaluating Spinoza’s Legacy for Jewish Political Thought,” The Journal of Politics, 79, 2 (April 2017), pp. 473-484.

“The Turn to Tradition in the Study of Jewish Politics,” Annual Review of Political Science, 19 (May 2016), pp. 67-87.

“A Diasporic Critique of Diasporism: The Question of Jewish Political Agency,” Political Theory, 43, 1 (February 2015), pp. 80-110.

“Vainglory, Modesty, and Political Agency in the Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes,” Review of Politics, 72, 2 (Spring 2010), pp. 241-269.

Thomas Hobbes on the Political Theorist’s Vocation,” The Historical Journal, 50, 3 (September 2007), pp. 519-547.

“Freedom of Speech and Philosophical Citizenship in Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise,” Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 2 (February 2006), pp. 91-114.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Statesmen vs. Philosophers: Experience and Method in Spinoza’s Political Treatise,” in Spinoza’s Political Treatise: A Critical Guide (Cambridge, 2018)

Selected Essays

“The Nation-State Law: Undoing the Jewish Nation-State?” Jewish Quarterly no. 243 (Winter 2019), pp. 14-17.

“The Nation-State Law: The End of an Era,” Palestine-Israel Journal, 23,4 (2018), pp. 79-84.

“The Wisdom of the Ghetto Mentality,” Political Theology, 18,1 (February 2017), pp. 1-4.

“The Politics of (Jewish) Revelation,” Jewish Quarterly Review, 104, 4 (Fall 2014), pp. 613-22.

“The Land vs. the land,” AJS Perspectives (Spring 2014), pp. 12-13.