Serge Gavronsky, Professor of French, has taught at Barnard College since 1960. He was Chair of the department for 26 years. He inaugurated a major in Literature and Translation as well as new courses on négritude, historiography, a two-semester course on "Culture and Institutions of France" and "France on Film." Gavronsky has written critical works in French and English, has written poetry in both languages, translated from French to English and English into French. His novels, written in English, have been translated into Italian.