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Yovanna Pineda

Yovanna Pineda, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Latin American and Economic History from University of California Los Angeles (2002)
  • Certificate in Statistical Methods from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1997)
  • M.A. in Latin American History from University of California Los Angeles (1996)
  • B.A. in History and Latin American Studies from University of California Los Angeles (1994)

Research Interests

  • History of Latin America (Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries) and History of Argentina
  • History of Technology in the Global South
  • Industrialization and Capitalism (British IR to Gig Economy)
  • Poverty and Development Studies in Latin America & Global South
  • Aesthetics and Design of Farm Technology

Recent Research Activities

Dr. Yovanna Pineda is an Associate Professor of History and author of Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy: The Industrialization of Argentina, 1890-1930 (Stanford, 2009). Her upcoming book, Sensational Machines: Technē-Culture in Argentina, examines the ritual and myth-making in the design, maintenance, and repair of harvesters and tractors. Drawing on ethnographic methods, archival sources, oral histories, rumor, social media, and material culture, this transdisciplinary work charts the genealogy of technological culture in Argentina. It analyzes the 200-year development of peoples’ emotional and sensory meanings of cutting-edge technology during the long 19th-20th centuries. This book has a companion documentary, Stories of the Harvester. Through interviews, archival footage, and narration, the film illustrates how the rise of the combine industry during the heyday of import substitution also shaped a sense of community and identity that is still strong today. Available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/395115057

Dr. Pineda directs the Middle Passage Experience,  an interactive VR/AR simulation of the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to the Americas during the late 18th to mid-19th centuries. This collaborative projects involves faculty and students across disciplines: History, Africana Studies, Games and Interactive Media, Digital Humanities, and Computer Science. https://yovannapineda.com/virtual-reality/

Selected Publications

Books

Articles/Essays

  • Yovanna Pineda, “Ways of Seeing Maintenance and Repair, Argentina,” Technology Stories, vol. 8, no. 2 (September 2020). http://www.technologystories.org/ways-of-seeing-maintenance-and-repair-argentina/
  • Yovanna Pineda, Christiane Berth, & Mikael Wolfe, “Dialogues: History of Technology in Africa and the Americas in the Twentieth Century,” Technology Stories, vol. 8, no. 2 (September 2020). http://www.technologystories.org/dialogues/
  • Emily Johnson, Amy Giroux, and Yovanna Pineda, "Work-In-Progress Paper: Context is Key in Immersive Learning Environments," Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN), conference proceedings, Summer 2020, no. 129.
  • Yovanna Pineda, “International and Local Collaboration in the Social Design of the Harvester in Argentina during the Long Twentieth Century (1900-2010).” Historia Agraria de América Latina (HAAL, ISSN 2452-5162), abril 2020, 1(1): pp. 70-93.

  • "The Future of Work in a Historically Volatile Economy: Case Study of Farm Machinery Factories in Argentina," The Journal of International Affairs, 72:1 (Winter 2019): 159-171. 
  • "Farm Machinery Users, Designers and Government Policy in Argentina, 1861-1930," Agricultural History (Summer 2018).
  • "Civic Engagement and Empowering Our Students," Women, Gender, and Families of Color in special issue, "Trump's America? Disquiet Campus? Marginalized College Students, Faculty, and Staff Reflect on Learning, Working, Living, and Engaging," Vol. 6, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 132-134.
  • “Graffiti Art, Protest and Memory in the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires City.” The Metropole (The Official Blog of the Urban History Association). Special Series Metropolis of the Month for May 2018: Buenos Aires. https://themetropole.blog/2018/05/14/graffiti-art-protest-and-memory-in-the-plaza-de-mayo-buenos-air...
  • “Gendering Poverty in Labor Legislation in Argentina, 1900-1930.Activist History Review (September 2017).
  • El ‘Nilo de Argentina’: Proyectos para el manejo del agua y medio ambiente a lo largo del Río Negro, 1880-1910,” (“The ‘Nile’ of Argentina: The Irrigation Projects of the Río Negro, 1880-1910”), translated by Maria Eugenia Vásquez. Revista de Historia Internacional (ISTOR), Special Series on Environmental History, Año XVIII, No. 69 (Summer 2017). 
  • Technology in Latin America’s Past and Present: New Evidence from the Patent Records. Co-authored with Edward Beatty and Patricio Sáiz. Latin American Research Review, Vol. 52, no. 1 (March 2017). 
  • History and Belonging: First-Generation Latino/a Students and the Discipline’s Future.” Perspectives on History, Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association (December 2016).
  • “Gender‐Based Legislation and Female Labor Productivity in Argentine Factories, 1895‐1935.” Estudios Económicos, Vol. XXIX no. 58 (January‐June 2012), 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

Book Sections/Chapters

  • "The Developmental State and the Agricultural Machinery Industry in Argentina," in edited volume, State and Nation-making in Latin America and Spain, 1930-1990 (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Awards

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of History, the Urban Studies Program, and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University, Stanford, California, Spring 2015
  • Winter & Spring 2015: Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University, Stanford, California, Winter & Spring 2015
  • Visiting Scholar, Special Collections of Latin America, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Summer 2011
  • Santander Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, 2009-2010
  • Visiting Library Scholar, Consortium on Latin American Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2008

RESEARCH (SELECTED)

  • 2020, Mid-Career Grant, University of Central Florida
  • 2018, Workshop Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation for "The Role of Users in Global Technological History." Co-organizer with Dr. Christiane Berth, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2017, Pauley Endowment Travel Award, History Department, University of Central Florida
  • 2015, Pauley Endowment Travel Award, History Department, University of Central Florida
  • 2014, Summer Stipends Award, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2014, Summer Seminar on Jewish Buenos Aires, National Endowment for the Humanities

TEACHING (SELECTED)

  • 2021, Participant, Contemplative Pedagogy Workshop, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Central Florida
  • 2018, Participant, Virtual Reality and Education Program, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Central Florida
  • 2016, Participant, Active Learning Course Innovation Program, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Central Florida

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
93523 HIS4150 History and Historians Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Unavailable
No Description Available
92233 LAH4503 History of South America Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61899 LAH3130 Latin American History Ⅰ Web-Based (W) B Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19496 LAH4780 Poverty & Devel in Latin Amer Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Apr 12, 2021