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. Feuer, who completed her doctorate in politics at Brandeis University's Crown Center for Middle East Studies in 2014, wrote her dissertation on state-religion relations in Tunisia and Morocco. Previously, she earned her MA in Middle Eastern history from Tel Aviv University and a BA in history and French literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Bilingual in French/English, and with advanced proficiency in Arabic and Hebrew, Dr. Feuer has extensive experience in the MENA region, including stints living in Jordan, Israel, Morocco, and Tunisia. She is currently researching the role of religious elites in countering violent extremism throughout the Arab world.