Latin American Studies
Department Chair:
Kristina Mani

Administrative Assistant:
Tracy Tucker

Phone: (440) 775-8657
Fax: (440) 775-8898

Rice Hall 205
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Wed. 1:30-3 p.m., Thurs. 1-2:30 p.m., and by appointment

Baron Pineda

Baron Pineda

Associate Professor (2003)

Contact Information


King Building 320C
(440) 775-8790

Baron Pineda

Baron Pineda

Baron Pineda

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, University California Berkeley, 1989
  • Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1998

Baron Pineda is a cultural anthropologist specializing in human rights, indigenous peoples and Latin America. He is the author of Shipwrecked Identities: Navigating Race on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast (Rutgers University Press) as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. He has a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric and Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master's Degree and PhD from the University of Chicago. Since 2002 he has been conducting field research on global indigenous politics at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He is currently Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oberlin College.