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
(Routledge, 2016) and an article entitled “Human Rights Contestations: Sexual Orientation
and Gender Identity.” His recent articles include “The Organization of Islamic
Cooperation as a Case Study of the Role of International Organizations in Advancing Human
Rights” (2014) and "Legitimizing Human Rights: Beyond Mythical Foundations and Into
Everyday Resonances” (Journal of Human Rights, 2013). His most recent book is Human
Rights, Revolution, and Reform in the Muslim World (Lynne Rienner, 2012). Earlier work
includes a number of peer reviewed articles and guest editing 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,
University of Pennsylvanian Press, 2006). 

Chase has received Harvard Law School, Fulbright and U.S. Institute of Peace fellowships,
among others, and has worked with Arab and transnational non-governmental organizations,
as well as with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, World Health Organization, the
United Nations Development Program, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human



Human Rights in the Arab World: Independent Voices (with Amr Hamzawy), Human Rights in the Arab World: Independent Voices (2008)

Peer Reviewed Articles


Lessons from Movements for Rights Regarding Sexual Orientation in the Arab World” in Monshipour, -“Lessons from Movements for Rights RegardiHuman Rights in the Middle East: Frameworks, Goals, and Strategies (2011)


Mutual Renewal: On the Relationship of Human Rights to the Muslim World in Patrick James, ed., Religion, Identity and Global Governance: Ideas, Evidence and Practice (2010)

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Egypt's Zombie Revolution: Dead and Alive?, Informed Comment (2012)

Encyclopedia Entries


Arab Human Rights Non-Governmental Organizations, Oxford Human Rights Encyclopedia (2009)

Islam and Democracy, History in Dispute: The Middle East Since 1945 (2004)