Chase F. Robinson is a historian of Islam, who is currently Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution. Prior to assuming this role, he served as President and Distinguished Professor at The Graduate Center at City University of New York. He was formerly a fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Oxford from 1993 until 2008. Robinson received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University[permanent dead link]. Fluent in French, he spent his junior year of high school at School Year Abroad's France campus, and has additionally studied at The American University in Cairo and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the editor of the first volume of The New Cambridge History of Islam.
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