Victor P. Corona, Ph.D., is a cultural sociologist and author of Lambda Award nominee Night Class: A Downtown Memoir (Soft Skull Press, 2017) and a book in progress about Hollywood. Born in Mexico City, he earned a B.A. at Yale and Ph.D. at Columbia.
Dr. Corona teaches at California State University, Los Angeles, and Emerson College’s LA campus, where he was founding editor of the Emerson Journal of Cultural Studies. He taught in New York for eight years before moving to LA.
His writing on culture appears in Fodor's, VICE, Los Angeles Review of Books, GO Magazine, New 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 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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