Atiba Pertilla

Atiba Pertilla

Research Fellow and Digital Editor
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009

Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

Atiba Pertilla is a Research Fellow and Digital Editor at the German Historical Institute. He initially joined the GHI in 2012 as a Research Associate on the Immigrant Entrepreneurship project and received his Ph.D. in history at New York University in 2016. His dissertation, “Investing in Manhood,” was a study of the professionalization of Wall Street in the late Gilded Age. He is now working on a new project, “Land of Dollars,” that will examine how immigrants used money in the period from 1870 to 1930. He is also a co-convener of the Digital Cultural Heritage D.C. Meetup, a group that brings together a wide range of professionals in the Washington area for monthly talks on topics in the field of the digital humanities.

Main Areas of Interest

  • Digital history
  • Financial history
  • U.S. history, 1865–1945
  • History of migration
  • History of masculinity and gender
  • Urban history

GHI Research Project

"Land of Dollars: Money in the Minds of American Immigrants, 1870–1930" Read on