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. 2011.

Gheith, J. Russian Women, 1698-1917: Experience and Expression. An Anthology of Sources. Edited by Robin Bisha et al., Indiana University Press, 2002.

Gheith, J. History of Women’s Writing in Russia. Edited by Adele Barker and Jehanne Gheith, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Gheith, J. An Improper Profession: Women, Gender, and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia. Edited by Barbara T. Norton and Jehanne Gheith, Duke University Press, 2001.

Goss, K. A. Introduction. Vol. 10, 2014, pp. 265–70. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S1743923X14000063. Full Text

Izatt, J. A., et al. Introduction. Vol. 8213, 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.928212. Full Text

Davidson, C. N. Foreword. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-120-1. Full Text

Gheith, J. “"’It’s Hard to Convey’: Oral History and Memories of Gulag Survivors.” Kaiken Takana Oli Pelko, edited by Sofi Oksanen, Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö (WSOY), 2009, pp. 99–116.

Gheith, J. “’Collecting Crumbs’: Rupture and Repair for Children of the Gulag.” The Gulag: History and Legacy, edited by Steven Barnes, 2009.

Gheith, J. “Painting and words: the art of sisterhood.” The Sisters Khvoshchinskaia, edited by Joe Andrew et al., 2006.

Skinner, C. S., et al. “New technologies and their influence on existing interventions.” Patient Treatment Adherence: Concepts, Interventions, and Measurement, 2005, pp. 491–517. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781410615626. Full Text

Gheith, J. “Evgeniia Tur.” Encyclopedia of Russian History, edited by James R. Miller, New York: MacMillan Reference, 2004.

Gheith, J., and Beth Holmgren. “Art and Prostokvasha: Avdotia Panaeva’s Work.” The Russian Memoir: History and Literature, edited by Beth Holmgren, Northwestern University Press, 2003.

Gheith, J. “"Women of the Thirties and Fifties: A Reperiodization".” A History of Women’s Writing in Russia, edited by Adele Barker and Jehanne Gheith, Cambridge University Press, 2002.


Gheith, J. “Article on Gulag Research.” Encompass, 2012.

Gheith, J. “"‘It’s Difficult to Convey’: Oral History and Memories of Gulag Survivors".” Gulag Studies, vol. 2–3, Nov. 2010.

Gheith, J. “’Trudno peredat’: Traumatic Memory and the Gulag.” Gulag Studies, edited by Olga Cooke, 2009.

Gheith, J. “"Solovki"; "Legacy of the Gulag".” On Line “Stalin Project,” 2008.

Gheith, J. M. “"I never talked": Enforced silence, non-narrative memory, and the Gulag.” Mortality, vol. 12, no. 2, May 2007, pp. 159–75. Scopus, doi:10.1080/13576270701255149. Full Text

Gheith, J. “Women and gender in 18th-century Russia.Russian Review, vol. 64, no. 1, Jan. 2005, pp. 112–13.

Gheith, J. “Karolina Pavlova.” Russian Review, edited by Suzanne Fusso and Alexander Lehrman, 2002.

Gheith, J. “Till My Tale Is Told: Women’s Memoirs of the Gulag.” Canadian American Slavic Studies, edited by Simeon Vilensky, 2001.


Gheith, J. Tur/Grot correspondence. Edited by Robin Bisha et al, Indiana University Press, 2006.

Gheith, J. Marina Palei’s "Otdelenie propashchikh". Edited by Helena Goscilo, Ardis, 1995.