IHS Workshop: "Border and Progress: The Making of the Brazilian Amazon, 1930-1945"
Mon, April 4, 2011 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100
Prof. Seth Garfield
Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presents a workshop by Dr. Seth Garfield (Ph.D. Yale University, 1996), associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, titled "Border and Progress: The Making of the Brazilian Amazon, 1930-1945."
Garfield's primary specialization is Brazilian history, but he is also interested in broader questions of race and ethnicity in Latin America, indigenous policy, and comparative frontiers. He is the author of Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil: State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 1937-1988 (Duke University Press, 2001) as well as articles in the Journal of Social History, the Hispanic American Historical Review, and The Americas.
His current research is on the contested and shifting significance of the Amazon and the rainforest in Brazilian and U.S. policymaking and in the broader cultural imaginary over the last half century.
Free and open to public.