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Yovanna Pineda

Yovanna Pineda, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in History and Latin American Studies from University of California Los Angeles (2002)
  • Certificate in Statistical Methods from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1997)
  • M.A. in 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)
  • History of Argentina
  • Industrialization 
  • History of Technology  
  • Poverty and Development Studies
  • Street Graffiti and Performative Protest

Recent Research Activities

Yovanna Pineda is an Associate Professor of History and author of the book Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy: The industrialization of Argentina, 1890-1930 (Stanford, 2009). Her second book, Harvesting Innovation: Rituals, Memory, and Invention of Farm Machinery in Argentina, 1860-1960, examines the knowledge, ritual-making, use, and maintenance of agricultural machinery from the perspective of the Argentine elite and popular rural classes between 1860 and 1960. It discusses both top-down and bottom-up narratives of the tangible and intangible history of rural science and technology. The study draws on an original invention patent data set, the visual and textual archives of family-owned factories, ethnography, and over ninety oral histories of the men and women who used and placed value on the farm machinery.  

In addition to the book, Dr. Pineda is directing and co-editing/co-writing with Scott Launier, The Harvester, a companion documentary that explores the development of harvester combines in Argentina's fertile pampas region during the twentieth century. This region was home to numerous domestic harvester and farm machinery companies. 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. 

Dr. Pineda is co-directing with Drs. Emily Johnson and Amy Giroux a virtual reality immersion project for college-level courses, "The Middle Passage Experience: African Captivity in Brazil, 1750-1850," in collaboration with the History Department, Games Research Lab, Center for Humanities and Digital Research, and Africana Studies Program.

Selected Publications

Books

Articles/Essays

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Forthcoming "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.

Awards

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 2015, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of History, the Urban Studies Program, and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • 2009-2010, Santander Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

RESEARCH (SELECTED)

  • 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)

  • 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

Activities

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19368 HIS3462 History of Science Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90839 WOH4208 History Global Drug Trade Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20877 LAH4512 Modern Argentina Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable
No Description Available
11503 LAH4780 Poverty & Devel in Latin Amer Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 01:30 PM - 02:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91235 WOH4208 History Global Drug Trade Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Dec 6, 2018