Myriam Francois-Cerrah completed her BA in Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University in 2003, after which she worked for a year for MEND, a Palestinian NGO in Jerusalem. In 2007, she gained an MA in Arab Studies (Honours), specialising in Middle East politics, on a CCAS scholarship, at Georgetown University. There, she collaborated on the production of a documentary (Arabs and Terrorism, Bassam Haddad) and published current affairs articles.
Former Assistant Editor at emel magazine, she has also worked as a correspondent for the Huffington Post US.
She is currently a columnist at the New Statesman and Middle East Eye.
She has had articles featured in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph,, Al Jazeera English, the Independent, Salon, the New Internationalist, Index on Censorship, The F-word and others.
Myriam regularly contributes to public debates on a variety of issues including on the MENA region and French current affairs, on Sky News, BBC Newsnight, the BBC Daily Politics, BBC world service, the Frontline club, the Oxford Union, etc.
She has also featured in a number of documentaries, including most recently BBC’s “Divine women”.
She is currently a DPhil researcher at Oxford University, focusing on Islamic movements in Morocco, where she tutors in Middle East politics.
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