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Yovanna Pineda

Yovanna Pineda, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • E-mail
  • 407-823-2225
  • Office Hours: Spring 2013: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm
  • Campus Location: CNH551
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Education

  • Ph.D. from University of California Los Angeles (2002)

Research Interests

History of Argentina and South America (19th and 20th centuries), economic and technology transfer history

Recent Research Activities

Yovanna Pineda is an assistant professor of Latin American History at the University of Central Florida. She specializes in the social and economic history of Argentina and Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Her first book "Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy, 1890-1930" (Stanford, 2009) analyzed Argentina’s first phase of modern industrialization from 1890 to 1930, with an emphasis on the key roles played by the economic elite and policymakers in developing the industry that they envisioned politically essential for the country’s progress.  Currently, she is working on a book-length manuscript tentatively entitled “Plowing toward Modernity:  Agricultural Technology Transfer and Economy of the Pampas, Argentina, 1860-1940.” In this work, she examines the processes of the transfer of farming technologies and techniques and agro-science from the United Kingdom and the United States to Argentina. A primary goal of the book is to show the transnational influence in developing Argentina’s Pampas grasslands into an international breadbasket over a sixty-year period. She gratefully acknowledges research support from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Central Florida.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy: The Industrialization of Argentina, 1890-1930, Stanford University Press, 2009

Articles/Essays

  • “Financing Manufacturing Innovation in Argentina, 1890-1930,” Business History Review, Vol. 83 (Autumn 2009), 539-562
  • “Manufacturing Profits and Strategies in Argentine Industrial Development, 1904-1930,” Business History, Vol. 49, no. 2 (March 2007), 186-210
  • “Sources of Finance and Reputation: Merchant Finance Groups in Argentine Industrialization, 1890-1930,” Latin American Research Review, Vol. 41, no. 2 (June 2006), 3-30

Awards

2008-2013:

  • 2013, Pauley Endowment Travel Award, History Department, University of Central Florida 
  • 2012, Research Incentive and Development, Type 1 Award, College of Arts and Humanities, University of Central Florida
  • 2011-2012, In-House Research Grants, Office of Research and Commercialization, University of Central Florida
  • Summer 2011, Library Fellow Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida
  • Spring 2011, Equipment and Software Support Grant for Research, Center for the Humanities and Digital Research, University of Central Florida
  • 2009-2010, Santander Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University
  • Summer 2008, Summer Visiting Library Scholars Fellowship, University of Illinois-University of Chicago Consortium on Latin American Studies

Courses

No courses found for Summer 2013.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80865 HIS4150 History and Historians Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
90491 LAH4630 History of Modern Brazil Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
90490 LAH5920 Colloq in Latin Amer History Face2Face Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11320 LAH3200 Modern Latin America Web 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2014.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90782 EUH5905 European Imperialism Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
80865 HIS4150 History and Historians Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
90788 LAH4503 History of South America Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Spring 2015.

Updated: Jun 25, 2013

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