VICTOR P. CORONA, Ph.D.

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

I'm the author of a 2017 book about New York nightlife and a new book in progress about LA performers (excerpt here). I wrote a doctoral dissertation at Columbia about U.S. Army officers and a senior thesis at Yale about Mexican politicians.

In my Lambda Award-nominated book Night Class, I interview Lady Gaga’s old New York tribe, Limelight club kids, Warhol Superstars, nightlife queen Susanne Bartsch, and headliners at celebrity hotspot The Box. I tell all about working as assistant to Party Monster Michael Alig after his prison release.

 

Other writing appears in VICELos Angeles Review of BooksNew York Art Beat, and PopMatters. I published the first peer-reviewed academic article about Lady Gaga.

I have 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), and elsewhere.

Photo: Soo Mee Kim, 2019.

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