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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 
  • Poverty and Development Studies in Latin America & Global South
  • Aesthetics and Design of Farm Technology

Recent Research Activities

https://yovannapineda.com/ 

Dr. Yovanna Pineda is an associate professor in the UCF Department of History, specializing in the history of technology and economic history in Argentina and the Global South.  As a historian of industrialization and capitalism, Pineda works with material culture, aural and visual aesthetics of industrial machinery.  She examines the meanings and values that people place on machines and the sentiment they feel about technology. Her work is interdisciplinary, using ethnographic, archival, oral histories, and material culture to derive the meanings of technology in Argentine communities. She authored 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, film, 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. 

She directed a short documentary based on her field research, 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 also 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

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

Activities

Siempre Jueves (Thursdays' Latin American Events)

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11394 LAH4512 Modern Argentina Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Unavailable
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93523 HIS4150 History and Historians Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Unavailable
Nerd out on your favorite historical topic, and join the journey of understanding how to do professional, unbiased, rigorous research. 
92233 LAH4503 History of South America Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable
South America is among one of the most diverse, beautiful places on the planet. Come learn what makes its countries tick, understand its historical legacies and processes. 
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
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91921 LAH4503 History of South America Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2020.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021