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Yovanna Pineda

Yovanna Pineda, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • E-mail
  • 407-823-3655
  • Office Hours: Fall 2015, W, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Campus Location: CNH540
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Education

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

Research Interests

  • History of Argentina and Latin America (19th and 20th centuries)
  • Technology transfer and technological change
  • Agricultural development
  • Economic history
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Protest and resistance

Recent Research Activities

Yovanna Pineda is Associate Professor of History. She is author of the book Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy: The industrialization of Argentina, 1890-1930 (Stanford, 2009), and to more than twenty articles and conference papers. Her current book project tentatively entitled, “Comparative Histories of Agricultural Science, Technology, and Memory in Argentina and California, 1850-2000” examines the role that politics, local culture, environment, and memory played in how local communities along the Parana River Valley in Argentina and the San Joaquin Valley in California adapted and invented rural technologies. She has presented her research at international conferences in Argentina, France, Brazil, Portugal, Japan, and Finland, as well as to more than twenty national and regional conferences. She gratefully acknowledges financial support for her research  from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Central Florida.  In addition to her research, Dr. Pineda teaches core classes and interdisciplinary electives for the History Department and Latin American Studies Program. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Historical Research Methods, South American history, Poverty and Development, and European Imperialism. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Pineda promotes undergraduate and graduate student research. She has reviewed articles for the UCF Undergraduate Research Journal, has been a judge at the UCF Graduate Research Symposium, and has been a fellow of the Writing Across the Curriculum program with a focus on learning assessment. She has served her profession through such activities as contributing to the Library of Congress's Handbook of Latin American Studies and reviewing articles and book manuscripts for such publishers as the Journal of Latin American Studies and Oxford University Press.

Selected Publications

Books

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

Articles/Essays

  • “Gender‐Based Legislation and Female Labor Productivity in Argentine Factories, 1895‐1935.” Estudios Económicos, Vol. XXIX no. 58 (January‐June 2012), pp. 39‐61.
  • “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

Selected (and most recent):

  • 2014, Summer Stipends Award, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2014, Summer Seminar on Jewish Buenos Aires, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2013, Pauley Endowment Travel Award, History Department, University of Central Florida 
  • 2011-2012, In-House Research Grants, Office of Research and Commercialization, University of Central 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

Courses

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
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11740 EUH6939 Seminar in European History Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
11246 LAH3200 Modern Latin America Web Web Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2015.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91015 LAH4512 Modern Argentina Rdce Time M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
91016 LAH4780 Poverty & Devel in Latin Amer Face2Face M,W,F 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Spring 2016.

Updated: Aug 25, 2015

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