VICTOR P. CORONA, Ph.D.

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I’m a sociologist at California State University, Los Angeles, and taught in New York for eight years before moving to LA. I was born in Mexico in 1982.

I write about community and culture: a book in progress about LA performers, a 2017 book about NY nightlife, a doctoral dissertation at Columbia about U.S. Army officers, and a senior thesis at Yale about Mexican politicians.

I have also written for VICELos Angeles Review of BooksNew York Art Beat, BlackBook, and PopMatters and published the first peer-reviewed academic article about Lady Gaga.

My Lambda Award-nominated book Night Class introduces Gaga’s old New York tribe, surviving Limelight club kids and Warhol Superstars, nightlife queen Susanne Bartsch, Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field, and celebrity hotspot The Box. I tell all about working as assistant to Party Monster Michael Alig after his prison release as well as my journey from undocumented immigrant to sociology professor.

Photo: Elise Shively (Cheetahs Hollywood, August 2019)

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