Editor, American Historical Review


University of Chicago

Mark Philip Bradley is editor of the American Historical Review and Bernadotte E. Schmidt Distinguished Service Professor of History and the College at the University of Chicago. He is an international historian of empire and the postcolonial in Asia and the United States. At the center of his work is a set of questions about how states and peoples make sense of the world around them in moments of transformative historical change. His current research project, When the World Went South, explores the political, economic and cultural thought of the global South and its central presence in the making of our times.

Bradley is the author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (2016), Vietnam at War (2009) and Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam (2000), which won the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. He is general editor of the four-volume Cambridge History of America and the World (2021) and the coeditor of Making the Forever War (2021), Familiar Made Strange (2015), Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars (2008), and Truth Claims (2001).

Bradley’s work has appeared in the American Historical ReviewJournal of American History, the Journal of World HistoryDiplomatic History, and Dissent. His research has been supported by fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Fulbright-Hays. He has served as the elected president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and as co-editor of the Cornell University Press book series, The United States in the World.