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Moritz, Jessie

Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University


Jessie Moritz received her PhD in 2017 from the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (the Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University, where she specialised on Gulf development. She is an advanced Arabic speaker and has travelled extensively in the region. In 2013 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter and from 2013-2014 she joined the Gulf Studies Program at Qatar University as a Graduate Fellow. She has conducted interviews with over 135 citizens of Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, including members of royal families, ministers, elected and appointed representatives, development experts, entrepreneurs, and prominent leaders in civil society. Her current research focuses on business dynamics and economic development in the GCC.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Political Economy   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Gulf   
Arab States   
SPECIALTIES
Rentier State Theory   
State-Society Relations   
Political Economy of the Arab Gulf   
LANGUAGES
English (Native)   
Arabic (Advanced)   
French (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD2017Centre for Arab and Islamic StudiesAustralian National University
BA2011School of Politics and International RelationsAustralian National University
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Jessie Moritz






Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT
0200
Australia
jessie.moritz@anu.edu.au