This week’s conversation is with Steven Brooke. He speaks with Marc Lynch about the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt over the past five years and prospects for future study of the group. Brooke is noted for his research on the Brotherhood on work on Islamist social services.
Brooke is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative at Harvard University and will be an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville beginning in the fall of 2016. His research interests include Islamist movements, non-state social service provision, and electoral mobilization in both authoritarian and democratic contexts, and he is currently working on a book manuscript on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s provision of social services from the interwar period through the current rule of Abdelfattah El-Sisi. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, M.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University, and a B.A. from James Madison University.
Read more from Brooke:
Did the Arab Uprising Destroy the Muslim Brotherhood? (The Monkey Cage, January 26, 2016).
Brotherhood Activism and Regime Consolidation in Egypt (The Monkey Cage, January 29, 2015).
Why Do Islamists Provide Social Services? (Rethinking Islamist Politics Memos, January 2014).
Assumptions and Agendas in the Study of Islamic Social Service Provision (Islamist Social Services Workshop, January 2014).