- Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies
- PhD, University of Chicago, 1998
- MA, University of Chicago, 1991
- BA, University California Berkeley, 1989
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 associate professor and former chair of anthropology at Oberlin College.
Baron Pineda PublishesFebruary 16, 2018
Baron Pineda, Eric and Jane Nord associate professor of anthropology, published "Indigenous Pan-Americanism: Contesting Settler Colonialism and the Doctrine of Discovery at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues” in American Quarterly, Volume 69, Number 4, December 2017, pp. 823-832, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Several Oberlin College students served as research assists for the publication.