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Ph.D., Stanford University, 1985
Russian culture, film, women's studies, theater, and 19th century literature; also Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies.
- Jews in the East European Borderlands: Essays in Honor of John Klier, co-edited with Eugene Avrutin, with Introduction by Avrutin and Murav (Academic Studies Press, forthcoming, 2011).
- Music From a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia (Stanford University Press, 2011).
- Photographing the Jewish Nation: Pictures from S. An-sky's Ethnographic Expedition, Co-Edited with Eugene Avrutin and Petersburg Judaica, trans. by Harriet Murav (Brandeis University Press, 2009). National Jewish Book Award Finalist, 2009.
- Series Editor, "Borderlines: Russian and East European- Jewish Studies," Academic Studies Press
- Identity Theft: The Jew in Imperial Russia and the Case of Avraam Uri Kovner. Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences, ed. Daniel Boyarin, Chana Kronfeld, Naomi Seidman (Stanford University Press, 2003).
- Holy Foolishness: Dostoevsky's Novels & the Poetics of Cultural Critique (Stanford University Press,1992).
- Russia's Legal Fictions (University of Michigan Press, 1998). Series on "Law, Meaning, and Violence." Winner, MLA 1999 Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures.
"Marking Time: The Writing of David Bergelson," a study of the Yiddish author in the context of early twentieth century theoretical and artistic inquiries about memory, time, and consciousness, uses the contrast between Henri Bergson's "creative evolution" and Freud's model of traumatic repetition as the theoretical point of departure. This project reads Bergelson's works as an experiment in the tragic contraction and creative dilation of time.