2009 - 2010 PARTICIPANTS
|Chase F. Robinson|
Provost and Senior Vice President, Distinguished Professor
City University of New York
Dr. Chase F. Robinson was appointed the Graduate Center’s Provost and Senior Vice President in September 2008. He is also Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate Center. He is considered the leading expert of his generation on early Islamic history. As Provost, Robinson is the Graduate Center’s chief academic officer and serves as deputy to the President. He has overall responsibility for the quality and performance of the degree-granting programs, including curriculum, governance, and budgetary matters.
Robinson received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. From 1993 to 2008 he taught at the University of Oxford, where he was Professor of Islamic History and a fellow of Wolfson College. While at Oxford he served in a variety of administrative capacities, including Chairman of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. In addition to over thirty-five scholarly articles, he is the author and editor of several monographs and collected works, including Islamic Historiography (Cambridge), Empire and Elites after the Muslim Conquest (Cambridge), and the Volume 1 of The New Cambridge History of Islam. He is a frequent contributor to such periodicals as the Times Literary Supplement. Robinson has won fellowships from the British Academy, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the American Research Centre in Cairo. He has received grants in support of his work from the Leverhulme Trust, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the British Academy.