Ronn Pineo

Professor (on leave Fall 2019)


Contact Information

LA 4225


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Latin America, late 19th century to the present; history of public health; Andean history; urban history; social, economic, and demographic history


Ronn Pineo earned his PhD in Latin American History from the University of California, Irvine.  He is the author of two books on the Andean region and served as contributing co-editor for a volume on comparative Latin American urban history.  Dr. Pineo is a six time Fulbright recipient, with awards for lecturing and study in Mexico, Ecuador, and mostly recently in Perú.  He served as guest editor for a special 2019 edition on public health care issues for the Journal of Developing Societies, contributing a piece on Cuba.  He has also written articles on Latin American economic policy and on Bolivia under Evo Morales for the JDS Pineo frequently contributes op-ed pieces on Latin American issues to on-line forums and publications, most recently at  He is currently researching the recent history of public health care in Perú.

Selected Publications

The Free Market Experiment in Latin America: Assessing Past Policies and the Search for a Pathway Forward,” three part series for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, (2013). 
“Bicentennial and Breaking Continuity: Ecuador, Latin America, and Obama.”, 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