Myriam Francois-Cerrah London, UK

  • Current affairs commentator with expertise on France and the Middle East
  • Columnist for the New Statesman and Middle East Eye
  • Former assistant editor and features writer at Emel magazine (2008–09)

Video

On extremists and conservatism (2014)
Women in Islam: Liberated or Oppressed? (2011)
CrossTalk: Burqa Blowout! (2010)

Biography

Myriam Francois-Cerrah is a journalist and broadcaster with a focus on current affairs, France and the Middle East. She is a columnist for the New Statesman and Middle East Eye, a correspondent for Huffington Post US, a regular contributor to Al Jazeera English.

The former assistant editor and features writer at Emel magazine (2008–09), she has had articles featured in the Guardian, Independent, New Internationalist, Your Middle East, Huffington Post, The London Paper, Index on Censorship, The F-word and others.

Myriam appears regularly on Newsnight (BBC Two),The Big Questions (BBC One), Sky News and Channel 4 News. She also provides diversity training for public and corporate institutions.

Currently a post-graduate researcher (DPhil) at Oxford University, focusing on Islamic movements in Morocco, she tutors in Middle East politics. She has a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and an MA in Arab Studies (Honours), specialising in Middle East politics, from Georgetown University.

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