Anthony Chase

Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs

Anthony Chase’s research and teaching interests focus on human rights, the work of international organizations, and the politics of the Middle East and broader Muslim world.


Education: B.A., UC Santa Cruz; M.A.L.S., Columbia University; M.A.L.D., Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Professor Chase is a theoretician of human rights, most often in the context of the Middle East. His current projects include Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa (Routledge, 2016) and an article on "Human Rights and Interdisciplinarity." His most recent book is Human Rights, Revolution, and Reform in the Muslim World (2012). Chase was guest editor of a special volume of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, titled "The Transnational Muslim World, Human Rights, and the Rights of Women and Sexual Minorities" (2007). His first book was Human Rights in the Arab World: Independent Voices (co-edited with Amr Hamzawy, 2006). Among his peer-reviewed articles, the most recent is “Human Rights Contestations: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” (International Journal of Human Rights, 2016). 


View two panels on sexuality and rights that Professor Chase organized and chaired:

  1. Sexualities, Genders, and Rights: Intersecting Histories
  2. Sustainable Change: Institutions, Law & Movements in the Advancement of Sexual Orientation and Gender-Related Rights