Dr Courtney  Freer

Dr Courtney Freer

Research Officer

Middle East Centre

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+44 (0)207 955 7497
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TW1.10.01
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About me

Courtney joined the Kuwait Programme, LSE Middle East Centre in 2015 as a Research Officer. Her work focuses on the domestic politics of the Gulf states, particularly the roles played by Islamism and tribalism. Her book Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies, based on her DPhil thesis at the University of Oxford and published by Oxford University Press in 2018, examines the socio-political role played by Muslim Brotherhood groups in Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. She previously worked at the Brookings Doha Center and the US–Saudi Arabian Business Council. Courtney holds a BA from Princeton University in Near Eastern Studies and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the George Washington University.

Expertise

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