Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela is a historian of contemporary American politics and culture and associate professor of history at the New School. A certified fitness instructor, she has worked out and in gyms for nearly three decades. She is the author of Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture, and her work has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times,Washington Post, The Atlantic, and CNN. She is co-producer and host of the acclaimed podcast Welcome to Your Fantasy and the co-host of the Past Present podcast. She lives in New York City.