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Emily Nagoski, PhD
Emily Nagoski, PhD
Amazon and New York Times best-selling author and sex educator, Massachusetts, US
“I wring the truth from data and teach women to live with confidence and joy.”
Areas of expertise
  • Sex education
  • Psychology
  • Stress management
“My main mission in life is to spread knowledge that helps women live happily in their bodies.”
— Emily Nagoski, PhD
  • Author, speaker, and educator, since 2016
  • Smith College – Director of wellness education, 2008–2016
  • West Chester University – Assistant coordinator for wellness programs and assistant director of the Women’s Center, 2007–2008
  • Indiana University – Health educator, 2005–2006
  • Trained Gottman Seven Principles educator, with extensive specialized training in bystander intervention, motivational interviewing, and cultural sensitivity
  • Designs, carries out, and assesses innovative, evidence-based interventions surrounding mental health promotion, positive body image, and prevention of alcohol abuse, sexual assault, and relational aggression
  • Indiana University – PhD in health behavior with a concentration in human sexuality, 2006
  • Indiana University – Master of Science in counseling with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic, 2002
  • University of Delaware – Bachelor of Arts in psychology with minors in cognitive science and philosophy, 1998
Awards and achievements
  • Society for Sex Therapy and Research’s Consumer Book Award, 2017
  • GoodReads Choice Awards: Top 5 Science and Technology Books
  • Book Riot’s Best of 2015
  • Autostraddle’s Top 10 Queer and Feminist Books
  • Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award, 2019
Appearances and publications in other media
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