B.A. History, Stanford University, 1993 J.D., New York University, 2004
Chase Madar is an attorney, author and journalist and New York. He is the author of The Passion of [Chelsea] Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower (Verso, 2013) and a contributor to The New York Times, Guardian, London Review of Books, Le Monde diplomatique, The Nation, The American Conservative, Jacobin, TomDispatch, Bookforum and the Times Literary Supplement, among other venues. He has lectured widely on law and society, from Oxford and Cambridge to Occupy Wall Street and the Mississippi State capitol, and is a frequent participant in academic conferences and workshops on international law, criminal justice and US foreign policy. He has translated one book each from French and his own reporting has been translated into a dozen languages.
A graduate of Stanford and NYU Law School, Madar was previously a staff attorney at Make the Road New York where he provided a wide variety of low-tech legal services to Spanish-speaking immigrants and carried out larger advocacy projects including the first-ever empirical investigation into employment discrimination against transgender job-seekers and much work on school security reform. The most recent course he taught was a seminar on “Criminalization and its discontents” at Wallkill Correctional Facility through the NYU Prison Education Program.
Teaching and Research Interests
Law and war; U.S. foreign policy; police, prisons and state punishment generally; sociology of knowledge and ignorance; leaks and whistleblowers; literary translation