ZHANA VRANGALOVA, PHD
I have a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University, where I studied how different aspects of sexuality (especially casual sex/promiscuity and mostly heterosexuality) are linked to health and well-being. Download my research papers from my Academia.com profile.
I am currently an adjunct instructor at the NYU Psychology department where I teach Research Methods in Personality and Social Psychology. Next semester, I’ll be teaching Human Sexuality.
I’m soon-to-be a post-doc at the National Development and Research Institutes where I’ll be studying substance use in the context of casual sex, group sex, and other non-traditional types of sex.
I blog bi-weekly about the science of casual sex on Psychology Today.
I tweet daily about cool new sex (and some other fun psych) research. A follower once had this to say about my tweeting: “ZhanaVrangalova‘s tweet stream is like falling into an actual stream. Made of brains. Instead of water.” Follow me: @DrZhana.
I give evidence-based, educational talks/workshops about casual sex, non-monogamy, and “mostly heterosexuals”. Check out the list of talks/workshops here.
Have a casual sex story to share with the world? I just started The Casual Sex Project just for that purpose. Check out the stories or submit your own.
I upload all my Powerpoints from conference presentations, workshops, and courses on Slideshare. Feel free to take a look.
Want to stay up to date with all my sex research- and sex education- related activities? Sign up for my monthly newsletter. Bonus: My three favorite sex studies of the month! (I promise not to spam you with irrelevant stuff or try to sell you things).
I am also starting a book + documentary project about the lives of people who’ve had 1,000 sex partners or more. For more info, check out 1 K.
Need a sex researcher to talk to for a newspaper article, podcast, radio or TV show? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m always happy to talk to the media about sex science.