The Department of History would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Mark Philip Bradley on being named editor of the American Historical Review. Bradley was selected after a national search by the American Historical Association, which publishes the AHR. In his capacity as AHR editor, Bradley will lead the journal of record of the historical discipline in the United States, beginning August 2021.
In a public statement, the search committee for the position praised Bradley’s wide geographical expertise in United States international history and the history of postcolonial Southeast Asia, as well as his theoretical and methodological expertise in the history human rights. In the appointment announcement, AHA President Mary Lindemann praised Bradley’s scholarship and qualifications for leading the AHR, which is noted for promoting methodological innovation: “Bradley is an accomplished historian whose work ranges across geographical boundaries and draws on cross-disciplinary methodologies including critical race theory, queer theory, visual studies, and the digital humanities. He will meet the challenge of guiding the AHR in its mission to rethink the value of history today and for the future, while continuing to advance the journal's goal of welcoming all historical fields and perspectives.”
Bradley is Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College.