Mark Bradley, Professor in the Department of History appointed Deputy Dean of Social Sciences

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Dean of Students

Mark Bradley, the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of History, has been appointed to the role of deputy dean for the Division. His appointment, which begins October 1, 2017, complements that of Kate Cagney, announced earlier this summer, and positions the division to cohesively address key opportunities and issues.


As deputy dean, Professor Bradley will provide leadership and faculty perspective for the Division’s initiatives, policies, and practices with respect to diversity, equity, and climate. He will also provide strategic leadership and faculty perspective on the Division’s doctoral and post-graduate training programs, including the Teaching Fellows partnership with the College, which creates mentored postdoctoral professional development opportunities for UChicago PhD alumni.


He is a recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Fulbright-Hays, and has served as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He has held several leadership positions for the Division and University, including directing the Division’s International Relations MA program and the Pozen Center for Human Rights, and serving as a member of the University’s standing committee on academic fraud, a Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, and a member of the Council on Advanced Studies.


Professor Bradley is currently working on an intellectual history of the global south and serves as the general editor for the four volume Cambridge History of America and the World. He is the author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge, 2016), Vietnam at War (Oxford, 2009), and Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam (UNC, 2000), which won the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. He is the coeditor of Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn (Cornell, 2015), Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars (Oxford, 2008), and Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights (Rutgers, 2001), and of the Cornell University Press book series, The United States in the World. Bradley's work has appeared in the Journal of American History, the Journal of World History, Diplomatic History, and Dissent.