Mark Philip Bradley

Past President
Academic Organization: 
University of Chicago

Mark Philip Bradley is Professor of History at the University of Chicago where he also directs the Committee on International Relations. His research and teaching focuses on twentieth century U.S. international history, the global history of human rights politics and postcolonial Southeast Asian history. He is the author of Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam (University of North Carolina Press, 2000), which won the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies, Vietnam at War (Oxford University Press, 2009) and is the co-editor of Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights (Rutgers University Press, 2001). A recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Fulbright-Hays, Bradley is currently completing a book that explores the place of the United States in the global human rights imagination of the twentieth century. He is also co-authoring a textbook on the international history of the Vietnam wars for Wiley/Blackwell and serves as a co-editor of the Cornell University Press book series The United States in the World. Bradley received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he studied under Akira Iriye, Ernest R. May and Hue-Tam Ho Tai.