Yovanna Pineda, Ph.D.
- 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)
- History of Latin America (Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries)
- History of Argentina
- History of Technology
- Industrialization and Capitalism
- Poverty and Development Studies
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 research is on the history of technology, capitalism, and their meanings to the people who experienced it
during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her second book, Harvesting Innovation: Rituals, Memory, and Invention of Farm Machinery in Argentina, 1860-1960, examines the ritual-making, maintenance, and gendered perspectives of harvesters and tractors between 1860
and 1960. This work is an interdisciplinary study of the culture of farm machine-making, using ethnographic, archival, collective memory, oral histories, and material culture to derive the meanings of technology.
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 late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. 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.
She is also the P.I. to two projects. First, she directs the Virtual Reality Middle Passage Experience,which is part 2 of a 3-part series on the transatlantic human trafficking scheme during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The project consists of a research team of professors across Games and Interactive Media, Center for Humanities and Digital Research, Modern Languages and Literatures, Africana Studies, and History. Her research goal is analyzing how VR could increase students’ empathy and
emotional learning of tragic events in history. Read more: https://chdr.cah.ucf.edu/mpe/index.html.
She co-organizes with Dr. Christiane Berth (University of Costa Rica) a research group project, "Race, Gender, and Power in the History of Users of Global Technology." Read more: https://chdr.cah.ucf.edu/rgp/index.html
- "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
- "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).
- 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
- 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
- 2018, Participant, Virtual Reality and Education Program, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Central
- 2016, Participant, Active Learning Course Innovation
Program, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Central
Updated: Nov 19, 2019