Jehanne Gheith

Jehanne Gheith

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature

External address: 
321C Languages Bldg, 133 Franklin Center, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259
(919) 660-3147

Jehanne Gheith is an Associate Professor of Russian Culture at Duke University and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Duke Hospice, who has a private psychotherapy practice in Aging, Illness, and Wellness Transitions with a specialization in Pet Loss. At Duke, she led the International Comparative Studies Program for nine years, together with Marcy Litle, reshaping and building this interdisciplinary major. She has also chaired the Slavic Department. In both her academic and clinical work, Professor Gheith is interested in the intersection of narrative and loss; more recently, she has included the human-animal bond in this work. She regularly leads community conversations and workshops on making aging and crisis medical situations a richer experience than is often the case. In all of these areas, Professor Gheith's focus is on the intersection of story and loss and the richness that can come from exploring these connections in depth and in multiple dimensions. She is currently working on a book about the connections between her clinical work and her research in Russian literature. On September 30, she has organized and will present in an interactive workshop at Duke: "Poems, Prose, and Panels: the Work of the Humanities in End of Life Care." Gheith is committed to the modes of liberal arts and the humanities in the practical world.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1992

Gheith, J. Gulag Voices. January 2011.

Gheith, J. Russian Women, 1698-1917: Experience and Expression. An Anthology of Sources. Ed. R Bisha, J Gheith, C Holden, and W Wagner. Indiana University Press, 2002.

Gheith, J. History of Women’s Writing in Russia. Ed. A Barker and J Gheith. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Gheith, J. An Improper Profession: Women, Gender, and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia. Ed. BT Norton and J Gheith. Duke University Press, 2001.

Goss, KA. "Introduction." January 1, 2014. 265-270. Full Text

Izatt, JA, Fujimoto, JG, and Tuchin, VV. "Introduction." January 1, 2012. Full Text

Gheith, J. ""’It’s Hard to Convey’: Oral History and Memories of Gulag Survivors." Kaiken Takana oli Pelko. Ed. S Oksanen. Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö (WSOY), January 2009. 99-116.

Gheith, J. "’Collecting Crumbs’: Rupture and Repair for Children of the Gulag." The Gulag: History and Legacy. Ed. S Barnes. 2009.

Gheith, J. "Painting and words: the art of sisterhood." The Sisters Khvoshchinskaia. Ed. J Andrew, H Hoogenboom, and A Rosenholm. 2006.

Skinner, CS, Kobrin, SC, Campbell, MK, and Sutherland, L. "New technologies and their influence on existing interventions." Patient Treatment Adherence: Concepts, Interventions, and Measurement. August 21, 2005. 491-517. Full Text

Gheith, J. "Evgeniia Tur." Encyclopedia of Russian History. Ed. JR Miller. New York: MacMillan Reference, 2004.

Gheith, J, and Holmgren, B. "Art and Prostokvasha: Avdotia Panaeva’s Work." The Russian Memoir: History and Literature. Ed. B Holmgren. Northwestern University Press, 2003.

Gheith, J. ""Women of the Thirties and Fifties: A Reperiodization"." A History of Women’s Writing in Russia. Ed. A Barker and J Gheith. Cambridge University Press, 2002.


Gheith, J. "Article on Gulag Research." Encompass (2012). (Academic Article)

Gheith, J. ""‘It’s Difficult to Convey’: Oral History and Memories of Gulag Survivors"." Gulag Studies 2-3 (November 2010). (Academic Article)

Gheith, J. "’Trudno peredat’: Traumatic Memory and the Gulag." Ed. O Cooke. Gulag Studies (2009). (Academic Article)

Gheith, J. ""Solovki"; "Legacy of the Gulag"." on-line "Stalin Project" (2008). (Academic Article)

Gheith, J. "Women and gender in 18th-century Russia." RUSSIAN REVIEW 64.1 (January 2005): 112-113. (Review)

Gheith, J. "Karolina Pavlova." Ed. S Fusso and A Lehrman. Russian Review (2002). (Review)

Gheith, J. "Till My Tale Is Told: Women’s Memoirs of the Gulag." Ed. S Vilensky. Canadian-American Slavic Studies (2001). (Review)


Gheith, J. "Tur/Grot correspondence." Ed. RBE al. (2006).

Gheith, J. "Marina Palei’s "Otdelenie propashchikh"." Ed. H Goscilo. (1995).