Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1985
John Simon Guggenheim Award for "Music on a Speeding Train: Soviet Yiddish and Russian-Jewish Literature of the Twentieth Century;" for academic year 06-07
CAS Fellowship for "Music on a Speeding Train: Soviet Yiddish and Russian-Jewish Literature of the Twentieth Century;" for Fall 06
Co-PI, National Endowment for the Arts Big Read 2008
Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, 2012-2013
Music From a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia (Stanford University Press, 2011).
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, 2012).
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). Finalist, National Jewish Book Award, 2009.
“Marking Time: Bergson and Bergelson,” in Marion Aptroot, Efrat Gal-Ed, Roland Gruschka and Simon Neuberg, eds. Leket. Jiddistik heute | Yiddish Studies Today | Yidishe shtudyes haynt .Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press (dup), September 2012
“Kosmopoliten" [Cosmopolitanism), in Enzyklopaedie juedischer Geschichte und Kultur, Volume 3, forthcoming 2012.
"Ilya Kabakov and the (Traumatic) Void of Soviet History," Slavonica (17:2), November, 2011" 123-34.
“Bergelson, Benjamin, and Berlin: Justice Deferred,” In J. Schulte, O. Tabachnikova & P. Wagstaff, eds., The Russian Jewish Diaspora and European Culture (1917-1937). (Leiden & Boston MA: Brill, 2012)
“Dostoevsky and the Law,” In Austin Sarat, Catherine O. Frank, Matthew Daniel Anderson, eds., Teaching Law and Literature (Modern Language Association of America, 2011)
"Peretz Markish in the 1930s: Socialist Construction and the Return of the Luftmentsh," In Gennady Estraikh and David Shneer, eds., Perets Markish: Captive of the Dawn, Oxford: Legenda Press, 2010: 112-124.