Victor P. Corona, Ph.D., is a cultural sociologist and author of Lambda Award finalist Night Class: A Downtown Memoir (Soft Skull, 2017) and a book in progress about Los Angeles. Born in Mexico City, he earned a B.A. at Yale and Ph.D. at Columbia.

Dr. Corona will spend the 2022-2023 academic year as a visiting professor in the Sociology Field Group at Pitzer College. He has also taught at Emerson Colleges LA campus, where he was founding editor of the Emerson Journal of Cultural Studies, and at California State University, Los Angeles. He taught in New York for eight years before moving to LA.

His writing on culture appears in Fodor's, VICELos Angeles Review of Books, GONew York Art Beat, and PopMatters. He published the first peer-reviewed academic article about Lady Gaga, completed quantitative research on U.S. Army officer careers for his doctoral dissertation, and carried out a qualitative study of Mexican politicians for his senior thesis.

Dr. Corona has participated in panels and readings at the MIT | Princeton | Yale Los Angeles High Table, West Hollywood City Council Chambers, East Los Angeles College, Samsung (NY), Authors Night (Hamptons), Rizzoli (NY), The Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Columbia University Alumni Association of Southern California, Fashion Forward, Cal State LA's Social Theory Symposium, and elsewhere.

Photograph: Rachel Carrillo, 2022

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