Gabriela Dragnea Horvath, PhD, published essays, book reviews, translations of poetry and short stories in magazines and anthologies in Italy, Romania, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Switzerland. She also authored a monograph in Italian, Shakespeare ermetismo, mistica, magia
Rome, 2003); has co-authored a book of fiction in Romanian (Preludi epici Epic Preludes
, Bucharest, 1990), has co-translated with Stuart Friebert and Adriana Varga the volume Hands Behind My Back
, by Marin Sorescu (Oberlin Translation Series, 1991) prefaced by Seamus Heaney. In 2017 her study Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian legacy
was published by Routledge.
She joined the NYU Florence faculty in 2011 and taught for the Liberal Studies Program until her death in 2022. In 2019 she was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the Global Liberal Studies Program of New York University, an award that has now been named in honor of her distinguished career as an instructor.