Food for Thought: Lunch Event with Santiago Acosta

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 12:30pm
HQ 121 (320 York Street) See map
Event description: 

Join us for for an exciting conversation over lunch with Dr Santiago Acosta (Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University) on his current book project, entitled We Are Like Oil: An Ecology of the Venezuelan Culture Boom, which explores how literature and the visual arts interacted with the environmental shifts of the 1970s oil boom in Venezuela. 

Acosta received his Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University (2020), and he is is also an award-winning poet. His fourth and most recent collection, El próximo desierto (The Coming Desert), earned him the José Emilio Pacheco Literature Prize “Ciudad y Naturaleza,” awarded by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) and the Museum of Environmental Sciences of the University of Guadalajara.