Santiago Acosta


My academic work focuses on modern and contemporary Venezuelan literature and visual cultures. I’m interested in how the cultural field mediates the global movements of power, energy, and capital that traverse the social body in the context of nature-exporting societies.

My courses introduce students to Hispanic cultures, from the fifteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on the place of culture and ideology in the historical processes that have brought about climate change.

In Caracas, I was the founder and editor of El Salmón, a quarterly journal devoted to archival work on Venezuelan poetry, which in 2010 won a National Book Award.

My most recent poetry collection is «El próximo desierto».

Academic Statement

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