Dr Jessie Moritz

Dr Jessie Moritz

Position: Lecturer in Political Economy and Comparative Politics (The Arabian Peninsula) Convenor of Masters and Honours programs in Middle Eastern and Central Asia Studies

School and/or Centres: Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies

Email: Jessie.Moritz@anu.edu.au

Researcher profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/moritz-ja?term=moritz

Jessie Moritz was appointed to CAIS following a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Transregional Institute, Princeton University, where she focused on post-2014 economic reform programs in the GCC. She received her PhD from ANU in 2017; her dissertation, 'Slick Operators: Revising Rentier State Theory for the Modern Arab States of the Gulf', received the 2017 Association for Gulf and Peninsula Studies Dissertation Award. She also holds a BA with first class honours in International Relations from the ANU. Her current research focuses on the political economy of oil in the Arabian Peninsula, with a particular focus on state-society relations and diversification strategies. Her most recent publications include "Reformers and the Rentier State: Re-Evaluating the Co-Optation Mechanism in Rentier State Theory," Journal of Arabian Studies 8:S1 (2018) 46-64, and "Oil and Societal Quiescence: Rethinking Causal Mechanisms in Rentier State Theory," Project on Middle East Political Science 33 (January 2019) 40-43.


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