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Sarah Feuer

Soref Fellow

Dr. Sarah Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.


Dr. Sarah J. Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute. She is the author of Regulating Islam: Religion and the State in Contemporary Morocco and Tunisia, forthcoming by Cambridge University Press. Feuer completed her doctorate in politics at Brandeis University's Crown Center for Middle East Studies, and previously she earned her M.A. in Middle Eastern history from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in history and French literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience in the region, including stints living in Israel, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia. Her 2016 monograph for the Washington Institute, State Islam in the Battle against Extremism: Emerging Trends in Morocco and Tunisia, assessed the involvement of religious institutions in counter-extremism initiatives across Northwest Africa. She is currently expanding that research eastward, examining the evolving form and tenor of State Islam in Egypt and the Gulf.

Soref Fellowships are highly competitive, one-year research positions designed to enable young scholars who have already earned their master's or doctoral degrees to transition to policy-relevant research and analysis. They are named in memory of Helene and Samuel Soref, generous benefactors of The Washington Institute.

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  • French
  • Hebrew

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