Santana-Acuña is College Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Harvard. His research focuses on the intersection between material culture and processes of valuation. His dissertation, "The Making of a National Cadastre," studies cadastral mapping and its contribution to the nationalization of the French territory between 1763 and 1807. He is currently finishing a book manuscript on the process by which some literary books attain "classic" value.
Harvard College Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University