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.