Simeon Man received his PhD in American Studies from Yale University in 2012 and currently teaches Asian American history at UC San Diego. He previously held an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University (2012-14) and a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholarship at the University of Southern California (2014-15). His primary areas of interest include U.S. imperial history, transpacific wars and migration, race and politics, and comparative ethnic studies. His current book project, Soldiering through Empire: Race and the Making of the Decolonizing Pacific (under contract with the University of California Press), investigates the racial politics of the U.S. military empire in Asia after World War II. It tells the story of how diverse postcolonial subjects throughout Asia and the Pacific came to be mobilized for the U.S. war in Vietnam (1950-1975), and in turn transformed the politics of race, nation, and empire in the second half of the twentieth century. He has published in the edited anthology, The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State, Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific (edited by Moon-Ho Jung, University of Washington Press, 2014), and will have forthcoming essays in the American Quarterly and the Oxford Handbook of Asian American History.