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Jehanne Gheith

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Slavic & Eurasian Studies
Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259
321C Languages Bldg, 133 Franklin Center, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


As a scholar of Russian literature and as a clinician (grief counselor), I am always interested in how narrative and illness, mortality, grief work together. 

I am currently working on a book project about how my clinical interests and my deep engagement with Russian literature intersect. Portions of this book are in press as articles.

I am also getting a certificate in Veterinary Social Work so that I can better explore the human animal relationship. This is central to work in Russian literature (it's a long story--but aren't most Russian novels?), and to my clinical work as well.

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Seed Grant: Narrative Medicine: Passages, Practices, and Pedagogies · 2023 PI · Duke Office for Faculty Advancement