Atiba Pertilla

Research Fellow & Digital Editor

German Historical Institute Washington
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 PhD 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, and the project manager for the GHI project "Migrant Connections."

Main Areas of Interest

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