Gayle Levy

Associate Professor and Honors College Director

Office: Scofield Hall, 213 (Foreign Languages) & Cherry Hall, 402 (Honors College)
Ph: 816-235-2820


Prof. Levy has taught at UMKC since 1996, specializing in 19th and 20th-century French literature and culture. Most recently her research and teaching has revolved around France during World War II. She particularly enjoys teaching interdisciplinary courses that integrate literature, film, art, history, theater, and architecture. Since 2003 Prof. Levy has also been director of the Honors College.


Ph.D. in French Literature, Duke University
M.A. in French Literature, Johns Hopkins University
A.B. (with Highest Distinction) in French Civilization, University of California, Berkeley


Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Phi Beta Kappa


A Student and Resistance Fighter in the French Alps During World War II, trans. of Parcours d’un étudiant Savoyard dans la Résistance: De Lyon à Annecy by Guy Sanglerat. Lyon: Editions les Passionnés de bouquins [2011], 2017.

Refiguring the Muse. Bern: Peter Lang A.G., 1999.