Seth Garfield

Seth Garfield is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin and served as chair of the Brazil Center at the Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies and director of the Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History. He is the author of Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil: State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 1937-1988, and In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region, which received Honorable Mention for the American Historical Association’s Conference on Latin American History’s Bolton-Johnson Prize (2014). His third book, Guaraná: How Brazil Embraced the World’s Most Caffeine-Rich Plant (University of North Carolina Press, 2022), was named the “Best in the World” in Drinks History by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and received Honorable Mention for the Sergio Buarque de Holanda Prize for the Best Book in the Social Sciences from the Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association.

Books by Seth Garfield
Guaraná: How Brazil Embraced the World's Most Caffeine-Rich Plant