Dr Courtney  Freer

Dr Courtney Freer

Kuwait Programme Research Officer

Middle East Centre

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Courtney is Research Officer at the Kuwait Programme, where her work focuses on domestic politics of the Gulf states, with particular interest in Islamism and tribalism. Her DPhil thesis at the University of Oxford examined the socio-political role played by Muslim Brotherhood groups in Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. She previously served as Research Assistant at the Brookings Doha Center, a researcher at the US–Saudi Arabian Business Council, and holds a BA from Princeton University in Near Eastern Studies and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from George Washington University.


Gulf Cooperation Council; Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; UAE; political Islam; Muslim Brotherhood; salafism; tribalism