Myriam Francois-Cerrah is a writer, broadcaster and academic with a focus on current affairs, France, Islam and the Middle East.
She writes a monthly column for the New Statesman’s rolling politics blog, “The Staggers”, and is a regular contributor to Middle East Eye.
She also writes for a range of outlets including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Salon, The Independent, Al Jazeera English, Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC), The New Internationalist, Your Middle East, and others. Myriam has also worked as a correspondent for Huffington Post US.
She is a regular contributor to public debates on Sky News, BBC Newsnight, BBC Daily Politics, Channel 4 News and others. She is also regularly asked to speak at events such at the Hay on Wye festival, the Edinburgh Fringe festival, the Franco-British council and others.
Myriam is the presenter of BBC One documentary “A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisited”, aired on July 6th 2015 at 10h30pm. She has also presented a 2-minute explainer video for BBC news on the genocide at Srebrenica. She has previously worked as a producer on AJE’s “Head to Head” programme and as a researcher at the BBC..
Currently a PhD (DPhil) researcher at Oxford University, focusing on Islamic movements in Morocco, she tutors in Middle East Politics at Oxford University’s Department for Politics and International Relations. She has lectured at universities worldwide including Harvard, Birmingham, Luther College and Kingston.
Myriam is a Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS) at SOAS University, where her research focuses on British Muslim integration issues. She also undertakes the centre’s media outreach and research dissemination in relation to its work on British Muslim communities.
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.
Her articles and lectures are featured on her blog: http://myriamfrancoiscerrah.wordpress.com
She tweets @MFrancoisCerrah
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Je Suis Charlie Dec 2015
Toleration after Charlie Hebdo attacks
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French elections April 2012
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