Marshall C. Eakin is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.
A native Texan, he received his B.A. in history and anthropology from the University of Kansas in 1975, and his M.A. in Latin American history in 1977.
He did his doctoral work in Latin American history at UCLA completing his Ph.D. in 1981.
A historian of Latin America, Eakin specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian history.
He has co-edited four books and is the author of four more: British Enterprise in Brazil: The St. John d’el Rey Mining Company and the Morro Velho Gold Mine, 1830-1960 (Duke, 1989), Brazil: The Once and Future Country (St. Martin’s, 1997), Tropical Capitalism: The Industrialization of Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Palgrave, 2001), and The History of Latin America: Collision of Cultures (Palgrave, 2007).