Journalist and presenter Myriam François brings her thought provoking We Need To Talk About Whiteness podcast to Bradford for a live recording with author and founder of Feminist Giant, Mona Eltahawy. 

Myriam started the podcast as a way of creating an environment for discussing white racial identity. Join us for an engaging conversation that explores the impacts of whiteness on issues around feminism and gender politics.

About The Speaker

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Myriam Francois

Dr Myriam Francois is a Franco-Irish journalist, filmmaker and writer. Her credits include documentary “City of Refuge” examined the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the 2019 “We need to talk about whiteness” podcast and Myriam’s writing are featured widely in the British press, including the Guardian, TIME, Foreign Policy, the Telegraph, CNN online and Middle East Eye, among others.

Myriam is a former Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS) at SOAS University. She completed her PhD (DPhil) at Oxford University, focusing on Islamic movements in Morocco in 2017. She holds an MA from Georgetown University (USA) and a BA from Cambridge university (UK).

She was nominated as part of the “40 under 40” European Young Leaders (EYLs) class of 2017and was awarded ‘Woman in Media Award’ at the Muslim Women Awards 2021.

About The Author

Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning columnist and an international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism. She is the author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. Her commentaries have appeared in several publications and she is a regular guest analyst on various television and radio shows.