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Yovanna Pineda

Yovanna Pineda, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • E-mail
  • 407-823-3655
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014, W, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Campus Location: CNH540
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  • 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
  • Economic, ecological and agrarian development
  • Transatlantic markets and trade
  • Invention patents

Recent Research Activities

Yovanna Pineda is Associate Professor of Latin American History. She is author of the book Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy: The industrialization of Argentina, 1890-1930 (Stanford, 2009), in addition to more than twenty articles and conference papers. Her current book project, "Plowing toward Modernity:  Technology Transfer, Invention, and Memory in Argentina’s Agricultural Sector, 1850-1950" examines how technology transfer affected land use and local communities, in particular how the introduction of foreign farm machinery influenced local invention and innovation in Argentina during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has presented her research at international conferences in Argentina, France, Brazil, Portugal, and Finland, as well as at 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 electives for the History Department and Latin American Studies Program. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Historical Research Methods, South American history, 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


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


  • “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


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


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

Updated: Oct 12, 2014

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