Anthony Chase

Associate 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

A theoretician of human rights, Anthony Chase’s most recent book is Human Rights, Revolution, and Reform in the Muslim World (2012). He 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 “Legitimizing Human Rights: Beyond Mythical Foundations and Into Everyday Resonances” (Journal of Human Rights, 2013). Chase’s current projects include Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East (Routledge, forthcoming), an article entitled “Human Rights Contestations: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” and a research project on interdisciplinary approaches to conceptualizing human rights.