British Islam

Journalist & Researcher


Myriam Francois-Cerrah is a writer and broadcaster with a focus on current affairs, France and the Middle East.

She is currently a correspondent for Huffington Post US and a regular contributor to the New Statesman, Middle East Eye and Al Jazeera English.

Former assistant editor of emel magazine, she has had articles featured in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman, Salon, The Independent, The New Internationalist, Your Middle East, The Huffington Post, The London Paper, Index on Censorship, The F-word and others.

Myriam regularly contributes to public debates on Sky News, BBC Newsnight, the BBC Big Questions, Channel 4 News, etc.

Currently a DPhil researcher 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.

BASED IN: London

LANGUAGES: English, French and Arabic.

The language of ‘evil’ doesn’t help us defeat IS, Midde East Eye, September 2014

Why banning Sharia courts would harm British Muslim women, The Telegraph July 2014

What are Cameron’s ‘British values’?, AlJazeera June 2014