Professor Gabriela Dragnea Horvath teaches Cultural Foundations and Social Foundations at NYU Florence. She serves as general editor for the on-line publication Voyages-Journal of Contemporary Humanism. Her publications include essays, book reviews, translations of poetry and short stories in magazines and anthologies in Italy, Romania, USA, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. She has authored a monograph in Italian, Shakespeare ermetismo, mistica, magia (Rome, 2003) and has co-authored a book of fiction in Romanian (Preludi epici, Epic Preludes, Bucharest, 1990). Her comparative study Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian legacy was published by Routledge in 2017.
“I have never seen a person with such a passion for teaching and education. Every time [Professor Dragnea] gives a lecture, the students can feel her energy and joy that comes from her love of education. She makes sure everyone fully understands the subjects. You can see the pride and happiness in her eyes when the students engage in intellectual debates.”
—LS student nominator