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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.

Biography

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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Languages Spoken / Read

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hebrew

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Publications

Post-Jasmine Tunisia

June 10, 2015

Monographs

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Most Recent Analysis

Terrorism in Europe: The Moroccan Connection

August 24, 2017

Tunisia: A Success Story?

July 6, 2017

Morocco's Escalating Protests Call for a Careful Response

June 6, 2017

Will Morocco Extradite a Hezbollah Financier to the United States?

March 23, 2017

Strengthening Stability in Northwest Africa:

Ideas for U.S. Policy toward Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia

January 30, 2017

Morocco's Legislative Elections Will Test the Reform Process

October 6, 2016

A National Unity Government for Tunisia

August 12, 2016

State Islam in the Battle Against Extremism

Emerging Trends in Morocco and Tunisia

June 15, 2016

From Political Islam to Muslim Democracy: Tunisia's Ennahda Changes Course

June 8, 2016

The Tunisian Democratic Experiment Five Years In

January 13, 2016

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Selected Outside Publications

Tunisia's Economic Challenges
Fikra Forum, October 24, 2014

Islam and Democracy in Practice: Tunisia’s Ennahdha Nine Months In
Crown Center for Middle East Studies, September 2012

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