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Jehanne Gheith

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Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259 (919) 660-3147 (office)

  • MSW, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2009
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1992
  • MA in Russian Literature, Stanford University, Stanford California, 1987
  • BA in Russian Literature (summa cum laude), Boston University, Boston, MA, 1983
Areas of Research
  • 19th & 20th Century Literature, Gulag, Women's & Gender Studies, Cultural Memory
Awards and Fellowships
  • NCEEER Faculty Research Grant, NCEEER, May, 2009
    NCEEER (National Council for Eurasian and East European Research) provides competitive grants in a number of areas. My award is for work on my book manuscript "A Dog Named Stalin: Memory, Trauma, and the Gulag."
  • Arts and Sciences Research Grant, Duke University, 2009
    An award of $3000 to support my research with Gulag survivors.
  • Arts Collaboration Grant, Duke University, October, 2008
    An Arts Collaboration Grant for work with Gulag Survivors: to myself, Jane Hawkins (Music) and Jody McAuliffe (Theater Studies)
  • Richard K. Lublin Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University, 2006
  • Robertson Scholars Collaboration Grant, May, 2004
    For "Mistress, Peasant, Revolutionary: Women on the Nineteeth-Century Russian Estate" with Beth Holmgren (Slavic, UNC)
  • AWSS Award for Best Book in Slavic/East European/Eurasian Women's Studies, November, 2003
    For "A History of Women's Writing in Russia"
  • Dean's Leave (one semester), Duke University, Spring, 2003
  • SSRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship for work on book manuscript, Summer, 1995
  • George Lurcy Fellowship for dissertation research, 1990-1991
  • University Fellowship, Stanford University, 1985-1989
  • Alumni Award, 1983
  • Modern Foreign Languages Prize, 1983
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1983
  • Russian Prize, 1983


  Invited Lectures:

  • Do these doctors think they are God?: Russian Hospice--a prelimary report, Duke Hospice, July 13, 2013
  • "Voices from the Gulag: Memory and Trauma in the Gulag", University of the South, Sewanee, March 05, 2012
  • Voices from the Gulag: Memory and Trauma in the Gulag, University of the South, Sewanee, 5 March 2012
  • “Memory, Trauma, and the Gulag”, Burning Coal Theater, 18 December 2011
  • "Memory and Trauma through Gulag Generations”, Duke University, October 06, 2011
  • Reading from "Gulag Voices" (focus on mothers), Duke University, March 01, 2011
  • “’Our Parents Weren’t Dissidents’: Multiple Legacies of the Gulag”, Havighurst Institute, Miami University, September 20, 2010
  • “’I had to take my son and my mother into exile’: Experiences of parents and children in the Soviet Gulag”, Notre Dame University, February 25, 2010
  • It's Impossible to Convey: Memory, Trauma, and the Gulag, April, 2008
  • Stalin's Policies and Legacy, Harvard University, June 26, 2007
  • "Naming Our Grief", Duke Community Bereavement Services, May 8-May 29
  • “Stalin, the German Shepherd: Memory, Trauma, and the Gulag", Franklin Center, March 21, 2007
  • "On Sibling Loss", UNC Chapel Hill, February 27, 2007
  • 'Collecting Crumbs': Memory, Rupture, and Repair for Children of the Gulag, Harvard University, 12 February 2007
  • 'What Are These Frozen Logs?' Mothers, Children, Memory in the Gulag, Bates College, 12 February 2007
  • Memory, Trauma, and the Gulag, Duke University, 12 February 2007
  • “It’s Difficult to Convey”: Issues in Oral History and the Gulag”, University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 01, 2007
  • "A Will in A Diaper", UNC Greensboro, February 25, 2005
  • AAASS, Washington, DC, 12 February 2007
In 2008, with Jane Hawkins (Music) and Jody McAuliffe (Theater Studies), I was awarded an Arts Collaboration Grant. We went on a research trip to Russia, filmed the interview subjects I have been working with (Gulag survivors), and visited a Gulag camp. To date the results of our collaboration include: a concert of music from the Gulag, a performance of a monologue based on one of my interviews, and a screening of footage of one of my interviewees at Scenes of Secrecy (Cultural Anthropology conference). In the summer of 2007, I gave a lecture at Harvard and, working with faculty and high school teachers helped there to develop high school curricula on the Stalin period. The fact that there are relatively few courses on Russia before students get to college is one of the reasons that enrollments in Slavic tend to be low. Working to develop curricula at an early stage, then, will be helpful in the long-term for Slavic Department enrollments. I have continued to be involved in this web project. I also continue to be third reader for ICS Honors Theses; a growing number (8 in 2009).


   Books and Monographs

  1. Gheith, J. "Gulag Voices."  January, 2011
  2. Gheith, J. "Finding the middle ground: Krestovskii, Tur, and the power of ambivalence in nineteenth century Russian women's prose."  December, 2004: 1-302.
  3. Gheith, J. "Finding the Middle Ground: Evgeniia Tur, V. Krestovskii, and the Power of Ambivalence in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Prose."  Northwestern University Press, 2004
  4. Gheith, J. "History of Women’s Writing in Russia."  Ed. Barker, A; Gheith, J Cambridge University Press, 2002 Awarded the Heldt Prize for Best Book in Slavic/Eurasian Women's Studies, November 2003
  5. Gheith, J. "Russian Women, 1698-1917: Experience and Expression. An Anthology of Sources."  Ed. Bisha, R; Gheith, J; Holden, C; Wagner, W Indiana University Press, 2002
  6. Gheith, J. "An Improper Profession: Women, Gender, and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia."  Ed. Norton, BT; Gheith, J Duke University Press, 2001 Nominated for a Heldt prize
  7. J. Gheith and K. Jolluck, eds.. "Gulag Voices: Oral Histories of Soviet Incarceration and Exile."  Palgrave MacMillan,

   Papers Published

  1. Goss, KA. "Introduction." 10 (January, 2014): 265-270. [doi]
  2. Gheith, J. "Reflections on Sibling Grief." Epilogue (Fall, 2005).
  3. Izatt, JA; Fujimoto, JG; Tuchin, VV. "Introduction." 8213 (January, 2012): xv-xvii. [doi]
  4. Gheith, J. "Article on Gulag Research." Encompass (2012). (Spring, 2012. Although this is a student-run journal, it is important for me that Duke students share in my research on the Gulag, so I inlcude it here.)
  5. Gheith, J. "Not the Atom Bomb? Interviewing/Filming Gulag Survivors in a Culture of Dangerous Memory." Kritika (2011).
  6. Davidson, CN. "Foreword." Understanding Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaia’s Short Story Collection: An Album: Groups and Portraits” (December, 2010): xvii-xviii. [doi]
  7. Gheith, J. ""‘It’s Difficult to Convey’: Oral History and Memories of Gulag Survivors"." Gulag Studies 2-3 (November, 2010).
  8. J. Gheith. "“’The doctors said I was normal’: Trauma, the non-narrative, and the Gulag.”." To be published in Slavic Review (2011?). (This should come out in 2013.)
  9. Gheith, J. "“’The doctors said I was normal’: Trauma, the non-narrative, and the Gulag”." Slavic Review (2010).
  10. Gheith, J. ""’It’s Hard to Convey’: Oral History and Memories of Gulag Survivors." Kaiken Takana oli Pelko (January, 2009): 99-116.
  11. Gheith, J. "’Collecting Crumbs’: Rupture and Repair for Children of the Gulag." The Gulag: History and Legacy (2009).
  12. Gheith, J. "’Trudno peredat’: Traumatic Memory and the Gulag." Gulag Studies (2009).
  13. Gheith, J. ""Solovki"; "Legacy of the Gulag"." On Line "Stalin Project" (2008). [available here]
  14. Gheith, J. "’I Never Talked...’: Enforced Silence, Non-Narrative Memory, and the Gulag." Mortality 12.2 (May, 2007): 159-175. [doi]
  15. Gheith, J. "Painting and words: the art of sisterhood." The Sisters Khvoshchinskaia (2006). (forthcoming)
  16. Gheith, J. "Tur/Grot correspondence." Russian Women: Experience and Expression (2006).
  17. Skinner, CS; Kobrin, SC; Campbell, MK; Sutherland, L. "New technologies and their influence on existing interventions." Patient Treatment Adherence: Concepts, Interventions, and Measurement (August, 2005): 491-517. [doi]
  18. Gheith, J. "Women and gender in 18th-century Russia.." Russian Review 64.1 (January, 2005): 112-113. [Gateway.cgi]
  19. Gheith, J. "Evgeniia Tur." Encyclopedia of Russian History (2004).
  20. with Gheith, J; Holmgren, B. "Art and Prostokvasha: Avdotia Panaeva’s Work." The Russian Memoir: History and Literature (2003).
  21. with Adele Barker. "Introduction." A History of Women's Writing in Russia (2002).
  22. Gheith, J. ""Women of the Thirties and Fifties: A Reperiodization"." A History of Women’s Writing in Russia (2002).
  23. Gheith, J. "Karolina Pavlova." Russian Review (2002).
  24. "Introduction." An Improper Profession: Women, Gender, and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia (2001).
  25. Gheith, J. "Redefining the Perceptible: The Journalism(s) of Avdot’ia Panaeva and Evgeniia Tur." An Improper Profession: Women, Gender, and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia (2001).
  26. Gheith, J. "Till My Tale Is Told: Women’s Memoirs of the Gulag." Canadian American Slavic Studies (2001).
  27. Gheith, J. "Nadezhda Durova." Dictionary of Literary Biography (1999).
  28. Gheith, J. "Evgeniia Tur and the Crimean Letters." Russian Women Writers (1998). (article and translation)
  29. Gheith, J. "N. D. Khvoshchinskaia." Reference Guide to Russian Literature (1998).
  30. "The Superfluous Man and the Necessary Woman: A Re-vision." The Russian Review (April, 1996).
  31. Gheith, JM. "The superfluous man and the necessary woman: A "re-vision"." Russian Review 55.2 (January, 1996): 226-244. [doi]
  32. "Introduction." Evgeniia Tur's Antonina (1996).
  33. Gheith, J. "Introduction for a new edition of the Fiitzlyon translation." The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova (1995). (Reprint, 2003)
  34. Gheith, J. "Marina Palei’s "Otdelenie propashchikh"." Lives in Transit (1995).
  35. Gheith, J. "Women in Russian and the Soviet Union." Russian Review (April, 1994).
  36. Gheith, J. "Evgeniia Tur." Dictionary of Russian Women Writers, Marina Ledkovsky (1994).
  37. Gheith, J. "A Slanted Perspective: Russian Literary Criticism and Women’s Prose in the Nineteenth Century." Teksty 4-5-6 (1993): 213-224.
  38. Gheith, J. ""August 1991," an account of my experiences in Moscow during the failed coup of August, 1991." Women East West (November, 1991).
  39. Gheith, J. ""August 1991," an account of my experiences in Moscow during the failed coup of August, 1991." Crees Newsletter (1991).

   Book reviews

  1. J. Gheith. Women and gender in 18th-century Russia. ed. Wendy Rosslyn. Russian Review (October, 2004).
  2. J. Gheith. "August 1991," an account of my experiences in Moscow during the failed coup of August, 1991.  CREES Newsletter (Fall, 1991).

   Papers Accepted

  1. J. Gheith. "“’The doctors said I was normal’: Trauma, the non-narrative, and the Gulag”." Slavic Review  (2010).


  1. Gheith, J, trans. Tur/Grot correspondence. Russian Women: Experience and Expression. Ed. al, RBE. Indiana University Press, 2006.
  2. Gheith, J, trans. Marina Palei’s "Otdelenie propashchikh". Lives in Transit. Ed. Goscilo, H. Ardis, 1995.
  3. Gheith, J, trans. Global Fund for Women brochure.  1990.  for the March 1990 conference on women's issues, Moscow (English to Russian)

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