Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 312
Departments/ProgramsGerman, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
DegreesBrandeis University, Ph.D.
Brandeis University, M.A.
University of California, Irvine, B.A.
ExpertiseJewish History, Women's and Gender Studies
ProfileRussian-Jewish historian with research interests in gender, family, sexuality, radical movements, and everyday life.
|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||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|
|WMGS||105b||Feminisms: History, Theory, and Practice|
Awards and Honors
Senior Faculty Research Leave Grant (2014)
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award, Brandeis University (2013)
Alan M. Stroock Fellow For Advanced Research in Jewish Studies, Harvard University (2007)
Bernstein Faculty Fellowship, Brandeis University (2002 - 2003)
Salo W. Baron Prize for the best first book in Jewish Studies for the year 2002 by the American Academy for Jewish Research. (2002 - 2003)
Michael L. Walzer "5 Award for Teaching (internal) (2001 - 2002)
Harry Starr Fellowship, Harvard University (1996 - 1997)
Laurie Foundation Grant, "Sex and the Shtetl: Jewish Sexuality, Gender, and Family in Imperial Russia" (1996 - 1997)
NEH Collaborative Grant: "Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia" (1996)
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. ""Russia"." Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies. Ed. David Biale. New York: Oxford Univeresity Press, 2012
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.