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Miguel Santana: The Marién Revelation

Book Launch and Author's Discussion

The Studio@620 welcomes author Miguel Santana for an evening of discussion surrounding his latest novel "The Marién Revelation" on Thursday April 1st at 7:30 PM.  This "sneak peek" event provides the audience with an opportunity to hear the author discuss his work and obtain copies of the book in advance of its global release date on Friday April 2.   Discussion with the author will be moderated by Professor Davina C. Lopez of Eckerd College.

About the Author

Miguel Santana is undeniably a product of the Mexican-American border. He was born in the late 60s, in an upper middle-class Mexican family that was both political and religious. From an early age, he was introduced to issues that shape the Mexican and American cultures.   Miguel watches, observes, listens, and evaluates everything. His most treasured beliefs and opinions are formed over years and years of search, study and meditation.  Miguel Santana’s values are clear and unwavering. He in turn is drawn to the underdog, to those marginalized by society, or who cannot fend for themselves. He has declared himself an activist for human equality. Miguel attended The University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP) and went on to complete a Ph. D. in Hispanic Literature in the University of Texas at Austin. Since graduation Miguel has been working either as an educator or in the publishing field. Recently, he left his full-time position as Executive Editor for a Miami publishing company to dedicate himself to The Marién Revelation.

About the Moderator

Davina Lopez currently serves as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Eckerd College.  Her research and teaching interests include Pauline studies, the Greek, Jewish, and Roman imperial contexts of the New Testament writings, and art and performance as critical modes of interpreting biblical texts and traditions.  She also has interests and training in the interdependence of visual and literary cultures as well as the study of gender and sexuality.

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