Curriculum Vitea

Zhana Vrangalova, PhD

 

Website: Sex Science with Dr. Zhana

The Casual Sex Project: http://casualsexproject.com/

Podcast: The Science of Sex Podcast

All social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram): @DrZhana

 

Employment

2014 – present   Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, New York University

 

Education

2014                PhD, Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

2005                BA, Psychology, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, 

    Macedonia.

 

Awards and Fellowships

2009                Open Society Institute Global Supplementary Grant Program

2008                Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Grants-in-Aid Award

2008                Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues Grants-in-Aid Award

2008 - 2009     Human Ecology Alumni Association Grant Program, Cornell University

2008                Summer Fellowship, Human Development, Cornell University

2006 – 2007    Open Society Institute Global Supplementary Grant Program

2006 – 2007    Cornell University Graduate Fellowship

2003                26th July – Frank Manning Best Student Award, College of Philosophy, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius

2001 – 2003    Undergraduate Fellowship, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius

 

Publications

Journal Articles

Vrangalova, Z. (2015). Does casual sex harm college students’ wellbeing? A longitudinal investigation of the role of motivation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 945-959. doi:10.1007/s10508-013-0255-1

Vrangalova, Z., & Bukberg, R. (2015).  Are sexually permissive individuals more victimized and socially isolated? Personal Relationships, 22, 230-242. doi:10.1111/pere.12076

Vrangalova, Z. (2015). Hooking up and psychological wellbeing in college students: Short-term prospective links across different hookup definitions. Journal of Sex Research, 52, 485-498. doi:10.1080/00224499.2014.910745

Vrangalova, Z., Bukberg, R., & Rieger, G. (2014). Birds of a feather? Not when it comes to sexual permissiveness. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 93-113. doi:10.1177/0265407513487638

Vrangalova, Z. & Ong, A. (2014). Who benefits from casual sex? The moderating role of sociosexuality. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 5, 883-891. doi:10.1177/1948550614537308

Vrangalova, Z. & Savin-Williams (2014). Psychological and physical health of “mostly heterosexuals”: A systematic review. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 410-445. doi:10.1080/00224499.2014.883589

Savin-Williams, R. C. & Vrangalova, Z. (2013). Mostly heterosexual as a distinct sexual orientation group: A systematic review of the empirical evidence. Developmental Review, 33, 58-88. doi:10.1016/j.dr.2013.01.001

Vrangalova, Z., & Savin-Williams, R. C. (2012). Mostly heterosexual and mostly gay/lesbian: Evidence for new sexual orientation identities. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 85-101. doi:10.1007/s10508-012-9921-y

Vrangalova, Z., & Savin-Williams, R. C. (2011). Adolescent sexuality and positive well-being: A group-norms approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 931-944. doi: 10.1007/s10964-011-9629-7

Vrangalova, Z., & Savin-Williams, R. C. (2010). Correlates of same-sex sexuality in heterosexually-identified young adults. Journal of Sex Research, 47, 92-102. doi: 10.1080/00224490902954307 

 

Books

Vrangalova, S. (2006). The mystery of sexual orientation: Contemporary concepts and Macedonian perspectives. Skopje: EGAL. [In Macedonian.]

 

Book Chapters/ Other Research

Savin-Williams, R. C., Pardo, S. B., Vrangalova, Z., & Mitchell, R. S. (2010). Gender and sexual prejudice. In D. McCreary & J. Chrisler (Eds.) Handbook of gender research in psychology. New York: Springer.

Vrangalova, S. (2011). Homosexuality in psychology and education textbooks. In Z. Trajanoski & S. Dimitrov Homosexuality in the educational system in Republic of Macedonia (p. 24-42). Skopje, Macedonia: Coalition ‘Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities’. [In Macedonian]

Vrangalova, S. & Andreev, A. (2005). What is Important to Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals in Macedonia? Research report. Equality for Gays and Lesbians. Skopje.

 

Public Scholarship (2011-present)

TEDx talk on Casual Sex

Authored articles in Psychology Today, Playboy, NY Daily News, Forbes

Audio/video interviews for Huffington Post Live, Vice, Sex and Love Huffington Post podcast, Playboy Radio, SexNerdSandra podcast, Doctor Radio, Positivity Matters podcast (KZUM Radio), KCSN News, Sex for Smart People podcast, the Girth Podcast

Print/online media coverage of my research/Interviews for articles in Vogue, Nerve, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, Salon, Slate, NY Magazine, NY Daily News, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Die Welt, Cosmopolitan, Dazed, Upwave, Cracked, CNN Travel, Fusion, Science Omega, Cornell Chronicle, Mic, The Independent (UK), The Daily Mail (UK), Vox, Buzzsaw, Pacific Standard, Aeon, Ravishly, Savage Love

 

Conference Presentations

Vrangalova, Z (Mar, 2015). Myths and realities of consensual nonmonogamy: What social science knows so far. CatalystCon East, Arlington, VA.

Vrangalova, Z. (Nov, 2014). Are sexually permissive college students more socially isolated, victimized, and lonely? Oral presentation at the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), Omaha, NE.

Vrangalova, Z. (Nov, 2014). Who among College Students Desires an Open (versus Monogamous) Relationship? Oral presentation at the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), Omaha, NE

Vrangalova, Z. (May, 2014). Are sexually permissive college students more socially isolated, victimized, and lonely? Data blitz presentation at the Sexuality Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Vrangalova, Z. (Nov, 2013). Does casual sex harm well-being? Evidence from longitudinal and weekly-diary data. Oral presentation at the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), San Diego, CA.

Vrangalova, Z. (Nov, 2013). Birds of a feather? Not when it comes to sexual permissiveness. Oral presentation at the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), San Diego, CA.

Vrangalova, Z., & Savin-Williams, R. C. (Aug, 2013). Mostly heterosexuals: A distinct sexual orientation group. Oral presentation at the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR), Chicago, IL.

Vrangalova, Z., & Savin-Williams, R. C. (March, 2010). Dissecting Heterosexuality. Oral presentation at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Vrangalova, Z., Pizarro, D., & Athilingam, J. (November, 2009). Nature of sexual morality. Oral presentation at SSSS, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Vrangalova, Z., & Savin-Williams, R. (Aug, 2009). Correlates of same-sex sexuality in heterosexually-identified young adults. Poster presentation at American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Vrangalova, Z., & Savin-Williams, R. (May, 2009). Teenage sex is good: Links to psychological and subjective well-being. Poster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Vrangalova, Z. (November, 2008). Couchsurfing: Free accommodation and free sex as well? Poster presentation at SSSS, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Vrangalova, Z. (July, 2008). Is hooking up good or bad? Students' perceptions of  the  rewards and costs of casual sex. Poster presentation at IASR, Leuven, Belgium.

Vrangalova, Z. (July, 2008). Casual sex: Why and why not? Oral presentation at the International Congress of Psychologists, Berlin, Germany.

Vrangalova, S. & Savin-Williams, R. (August, 2007). Sex without love: Motivations for and against. Poster presentation at IASR, Vancouver, Canada.

Vrangalova, S. & Savin-Williams, R. (November, 2007). How straight are straight people exactly? Poster presentation at SSSS, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Guest Lectures/Workshops/Brown Bags

2015    CatalystCon East

2014    Open Love, NY

2014    NYC Sex Nerds Meetup

2013    Risley Residential College, Cornell University (Sex on the Tables Series)

2013    Human Development, Cornell University (Brown Bag Series)

2012    Human Development, Cornell University (Adolescence)

2011    Human Development, Cornell University (Positive Psychology)

2009    Risley Residential College, Cornell University (Sexpose Series)

2009    Human Development, Cornell University (Brown Bag Series)

2008    Cayuga Community College (Personality Psychology)

2008    Human Development, Cornell University (Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood)

2007    Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University (Human Sexuality)

 

Professional Workshops Attended

ATLAS-TI (Qualitative data analysis software), Cornell University

Factor Analysis, Cornell University

Analysis of Missing Data, Cornell University

Introduction to Multi-level Modeling, Cornell University

Blood-borne Pathogen Training, Cornell University

HIV/AIDS Communication, International Organization for Migration, Macedonia

HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Training, World Health Organization, Macedonia

 

Professional Memberships

International Academy of Sex Research

Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality

 

Teaching

Psychology of Human Sexuality

Psychology of Sexual Orientation

Research Methods in Personality and Social Psychology

Developmental Psychology

                                               

Reviewer

Archives of Sexual Behavior

Journal of Sex Research

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Sexuality Research and Social Policy