Mark P. Bradley, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, specializes in twentieth century U.S. international history and postcolonial Southeast Asian history. He is the author of Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam (2000), which won the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies, and is co-editor of Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights (2001). The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright-Hays fellowship program have supported his work. He is currently working on a book that explores the history of the contested and contingent meanings of the global human rights revolution in the twentieth century for Cambridge University Press, an international history of the wars in Vietnam for Oxford University Press and several essays that explore the intersection of the transnational and the local in postcolonial Vietnam social and cultural history.