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Jehanne Gheith

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Contact Info
    Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259 (919) 660-3147 (office)
    (email)
Education

    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, Women's & Gender Studies, and Comparative Women's Autobiography
Professional Experience / Employment History

  • Duke University DGS, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, August, 2010 - July, 2011
  • Chair of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2009
  • Director of the International Comparative Studies Program, July, 2002 - present (Formerly Comparative Area Studies)
  • Associate Professor of Russian Literature, 1999 - present
  • Andrew W.Mellon Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies, 1995 - 1996
  • Assistant Professor of Russian Literature, 1992 - 1999
  • The Sydney Morning Herald Translator, August 19, 1991 - September 03, 1991
  • Moscow Linguistics University Resident Director, ACTR, Summer, 1991 Duties included overseeing the educational program, and administration

Visiting Positions

    Scholar, Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies Program, University of Arizona, 1995
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
  • NCEEER Faculty Research Grant, NCEEER, May, 2009
  • Arts and Sciences Research Grant, Duke University, February 2009
  • Arts Collaboration Grant, Duke University, October, 2008
  • Richard K. Lublin Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University, March 2006
  • Robertson Scholars Collaboration Grant, May, 2004
  • AWSS Award for Best Book in Slavic/East European/Eurasian Women's Studies, November, 2003
  • 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

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Goss, KA. "Introduction."  10 (January, 2014): 265-270. [doi]
  2. Gheith, J. "Reflections on Sibling Grief." Epilogue  (Fall, Fall, 2005).
  3. Izatt, JA; Fujimoto, JG; Tuchin, VV. "Introduction."  8213 (January, 2012): xv-xvii. [doi]
  4. Gheith, J. "Article on Gulag Research."  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. Encompass  (2012).
  5. Gheith, J. Gulag Voices. January, 2011.
Selected Talks

  • 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
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).
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