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Alvaro Santana-Acuña

Graduate Student in Sociology


Alvaro Santana-Acuña

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