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Myriam Francois-Cerrah

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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)

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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"A highly articulate speaker, Myriam is an authority on modern Islam, the forces that shape it, and the nature of women’s political participation in the Middle East and North Africa amid the rising prominence of Islam in political discourse. She is fluent in both English and French, and proficient in Arabic."

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