VICTOR P. CORONA, Ph.D., is a sociologist at New York University, having previously taught at Columbia University, Hofstra University, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Victor has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, Glamour, Town and Country, BlackBook, Daily Beast, and Washington Post, among other publications. His research has been published in scholarly journals like Theory, Culture and Society, and Organization, among others. His Journal of Popular Culture article on Lady Gaga is the first peer-reviewed academic article published on the pop star. Born in Mexico City, Victor grew up in the New York suburb of White Plains. He now lives in Harlem.