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

He teaches at Emerson College, Los Angeles Center, and taught in New York for eight years before moving to LA.


His recent writing on culture appears in VICELos Angeles Review of Books, GO MagazineNew York Art Beat, and PopMatters. He published the first peer-reviewed academic article about Lady Gaga, completed quantitative research on U.S. Army officers 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, and elsewhere.

Photo: Dave Stanek (@davestanek1), 2020

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