Ronn Pineo earned his PhD from the University of Califronia, Irvine, for his 1987 dissertation, “The Economic and Social Transformation of Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1870-1925.” His first book, Social and Economic Reform in Ecuador: Life and Work in Guayaquil, was published by University Press of Florida in 1996. His most recent book, Ecuador and the United States: Useful Strangers, was published in 2007. His work focuses on Latin America from the late nineteenth century to the present, particularly the history of public health and health care, urban history; Andean History, and the history f United States-Latin American Relations. Dr. Pineo is currently researching the history of cigarette smoking in Latin America.
“Bicentennial and Breaking Continuity: Ecuador, Latin America, and Obama.” http://upsidedownworld.org, December 23, 2009.
Ecuador and the United States: Useful Strangers. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.
Recent Lectures and Presentations
“Death Benefits: The Demographic Implications of Cigarette Smoking in Latin America,” paper given at the ATWS Conference, Salvador, Brazil, November 2011.
Awards and Honors
2001 University of Maryland board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching