Pineda’s scholarly work develops across the disciplines of global studies, urban history, sociology, politics, Objectivist philosophy and global history. His research has been published in a variety of social science magazines and journals, including The National Catholic Reporter, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, etc. He has written non-scholarly articles for the online blogs since 2005.
His M.Sc. research is related to the Libertarian Free Cities in a global studies focus. He has also examined how cultural and national identities are constructed through conflicting collective memories in a political and cultural environment defined by historically changing borders and discourses in Guinea-Bissau and India.
After his MA from Leipzig University, Pineda has engaged various areas of research. He writes and publishes on urban history and city-building from a Global Studies perspective.
Pineda worked as a teacher of Objectivist Philosophy with high school and undergraduate students from 2009-11. He completed 3.5 years of study at the Objectivist Academic Center. He has lectured international conferences on history of Capitalism and currently does research related to urban anthropology and global studies in Roskilde University. In 2010 he edited an ebook version of Frederic Bastiat’s essay The Law (1850 book).
Pineda is principally interested in how social sciences ideas and approaches can inform global political and global social theory in the study of contemporary politics and contemporary history.
In recent work Pineda has sought to develop an anthropological approach to city-building and Saskia Sassen‘s Global Cities. In 2013 he published a project studying the military coup staged by Guinea-Bissau’s army on the evening of 12 April 2012 and its linkage to foreign and local drug barons. Pineda proposed in his project that Guinea Bissau should be recognized as the first legitimate narco-state in Africa and the world.
Via participation in the yearly held “Atlas Summit” in Washington, DC, Pineda has also taken an interest in Ayn Rand’s philosophy and the methodological applications of Rand’s philosophy to the study of global history and the history of capitalism.
His current research in Denmark involves the history of anthropological thought in the study of urbanism, and the connections between global approaches to social theory.