New York City
Dr. Zhana Vrangalova is a NYC-based sex educator and adjunct professor of human sexuality at New York University. She holds a PhD in developmental psychology from Cornell University, where she studied casual sex, nonmonogamy and sexual orientation. Her scholarly research has been published in several academic journals, including the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of Sex Research, Social Psychology and Personality Science, Journal of Youth and Adolescence and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
Vrangalova also works to bring scientifically accurate information about sexuality to the general audience by writing for popular media websites such as Forbes, Psychology Today, NY Daily News, Playboy, Alternet and Teen Vogue, tirelessly giving media interviews, and hosting her own podcast with Joe Pardavila called, The Science of Sex. In 2015, she gave a TEDx Talk entitled "Is Casual Sex Bad For You?” She is currently writing a book on the science of healthy hookups. She also runs the CasualSexProject.com (a place for people to share their true hookup stories), and her own blog can be found at DrZhana.com.