Title

Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Degree

Ph.D., Brandeis University

Field of Specialty

East European Jewish history.

Contact Information

Lown Center for Judaica Studies 312
781-736-2987
cfreeze@brandeis.edu

ChaeRan Yoo Freeze

Russian-Jewish historian with research interests in gender, family, sexuality, radical movements, and everyday life.

Publications

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo. ""Russia"." Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies. Ed. David Biale. New York: Oxford Univeresity Press, 2012 (forthcoming)

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo. "The Mariinsko-Sergievskii Shelter for Baptized Jewish Children in St. Petersburg." Jews in the East European Borderlands: Daily Life, Violence, and Memory. Ed. Eugene Avrutin and Harriet Murav. Academic Studies Press, 2011 (forthcoming)

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo and Harris, Jay. Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents, 1772-1914. 1st ed. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2013.

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo with Sarunas Liekis and Antony Polonsky, ed. Jews in the Former Grand Duchy of Lithuania Since 1772. 1 ed. Oxford: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2013.

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo. Nisuim ve-girushim ha-yehudit ba-Imperyah ha-Rusit. Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center, 2013.

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo. "Lilith's Midwives: Jewish Newborn Child Murder in Nineteenth-Century Vil'na." Jewish Social Studies 16. 2 (2010): 1-27.

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo. "The Politics of Love in Lev Levanda's Turbulent Times." Gender and Jewish History: Essays in Honor of Paula Hyman. Ed. Marion Kaplan and Deborah Dash Moore. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. 187-202.

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo. "'She Done Him In:' Marital Breakdown in a Jewish Family." The Human Tradition in Imperial Russia. 2009 ed. Ed. Christine Worobec. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2009

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo, Gershon Hundert. "Entries on Family, Gomel, Oskar Gruzenberg, Kharkov, Marriage, Sexuality, Uman, Yikhus." YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. 2008.

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo Polonsky, Antony & Hyman, Paula (Eds.). Jewish Women in Eastern Europe. Littman Press, 2005.

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo. "When Chava Left Home: Gender, Conversion and Family in Tsarist Russia." Jewish Women in Eastern Europe. Littman Press, 2005

Freeze,ChaeRan Yoo. Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia. University Press of New England (Brandeis University), 2002.

Courses Taught

FYS 28b The Jewish Family: Past and Present
GSAS 302d Interdisciplinary Dissertation Seminar
NEJS 140b Early Modern Jewish History
NEJS 141a Russian Jews in the Twentieth Century
NEJS 166a Carnal Israel: Exploring Jewish Sexuality from Talmudic Times to the Present
NEJS 166b Who is a Jew? Identity, Conversion, and Citizenship
NEJS 231a Graduate Proseminar in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
NEJS 236b Graduate Seminar in Russian-Jewish History to 1917
WMGS 5a Women and Gender in Culture and Society