Alvaro Agustín Santana Acuña
(Sociology, November 2014)
Thesis Title: The Making of a National Cadastre (1763-1807): State Uniformization, Nature Valuation, and Organizational Change in France
Committee: Michèle Lamont (Chair), Filiz Garip, Philip Gorski (Sociology, Yale University), Patrice Higonnet (History, Harvard University), and Antoine Picon (Graduate School of Design, Harvard University)
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Whitman College. I received my PhD in Sociology from Harvard University (2014). At Whitman, I teach courses in Cultural Sociology and Classical and Contemporary Social Theory with a particular emphasis on visual pedagogy. In my research, I study political and cultural objects, their role in producing collectively shared meanings, and their contribution to the maintenance of long-lasting social orders.