Álvaro Santana-Acuña

Álvaro Santana-Acuña is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Whitman College. He studies how people use objects as vehicles for the transmission of dominant cultural values and norms. He is the author of Ascent to Glory: How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic (2020), a study of the making and consecration of one of the best-selling novels of all time. At the Ransom Center, he is the curator of “Gabriel García Márquez: The Making of a Global Writer,” the first major exhibition featuring documents from García Márquez’s archives, alongside materials by Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce, Woolf, Borges, and Cortázar.


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