Mario Peters

Research Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
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Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

Mario Peters is a research fellow in American and Transatlantic History at the GHI Washington. He completed his PhD in history at Leibniz University Hanover in 2016where he also worked as assistant professor and taught Latin American and Caribbean history at the Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies. Before he joined the GHI in October 2020, Mario Peters was a Feodor Lynen postdoctoral fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and visiting scholar at the Social History program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of Apartments for Workers. Social Housing, Segregation, and Stigmatization in Urban Brazil (Baden-Baden: Nomos 2018). His current research interests are spread across the intersection of mobility studies, environmental history, and the study of Inter-American relations. In his new project, he examines the development of Pan-American transportation infrastructures between 1870 and 1970, focusing on the cooperation and exchange of knowledge between North American and Latin American experts who contributed to the planning and construction of these infrastructures.

Main Areas of Interest

  • History of the Americas (19th and 20th centuries)
  • Transatlantic History
  • Mobility Studies
  • History of Knowledge
  • Environmental History
  • Urban History and Housing Research