Dr. Sarah J. Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Feuer, who completed her doctorate in politics at Brandeis University's Crown Center for Middle East Studies in 2014, wrote her dissertation on the politics of religious education in Morocco and Tunisia. A book based on that research is due out with Cambridge University Press next year. 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 most recent monograph for the Washington Institute, State Islam in the Battle Against Extremism: Emerging Trends in Morocco and Tunisia, examined the involvement of religious institutions in counter-extremism initiatives across North Africa. 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.