Victor Corona

Los Angeles Affiliated Faculty

Victor Corona’s teaching and research focus on urban culture and creative careers. He received his B.A. in sociology at Yale in 2003 and a Ph.D. in sociology at Columbia in 2009. Victor joined ELA in 2019 and will teach “Underground LA” and “Sociology of Show Business” in the fall of 2020.

His first book, Night Class: A Downtown Memoir (Soft Skull Press, 2017), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for memoir or biography and mentioned in Page SixThe New YorkerDAZED, The Daily Mail, Out, and elsewhere. Victor has also written for VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Pop Matters, and other platforms.

For a new book in progress about LA performers and Hollywood careers, Victor has interviewed actors, directors, writers, dancers, and singers, including creatives who have worked on films and television series like The SopranosMarvel’s Iron FistInto the Dark: Midnight KissHome Improvement, OpenWho Framed Roger RabbitSuperman ReturnsThe WolverineThor: Ragnarok, and Aquaman.

Victor lives in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.


  • Los Angeles Program
    Since 2019


B.A., Yale University
Ph.D., Columbia University