Dr Myriam Francois
Dr Myriam Francois is a TV presenter, producer and writer with a focus on current affairs, Islam and France. Her documentaries have appeared on Channel 4 and BBC1, among others. She currently presents and produces her own monthly Arts and Culture documentary series Compass on TRT World, a global news network on Sky.
Myriam is the presenter of the Channel 4 documentary The Truth about Muslim Marriage, as well as two BBC One documentaries, The Muslim Pound and A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisited which was nominated for the Sandford St Martin religious programming award 2016.
Myriam’s writing has been featured widely in the British press, including the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Telegraph, CNN online and Middle East Eye, among others. She is a frequent fixture on talk shows such as the BBC Big Questions, Sunday Morning Live and paper reviews. Myriam is also signed with Ummah Models, a modelling agency which focuses on the Modest Fashion industry. She is a Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS) at SOAS University, where her research focuses on British Muslim integration issues. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy (CGP) think tank. Myriam completed her PhD (DPhil) at Oxford University, focusing on Islamic movements in Morocco in 2017. She holds an MA from Georgetown University and a BA from Cambridge University.
Myriam was nominated as part of the ‘40 under 40’ European Young Leaders (EYLs) class of 2017.
Myriam is experienced at hosting events both nationally and internationally.
Previous events she has hosted include the London Modest Fashion Festival, the British Muslim Awards, charity events by Muslim Aid, Islamic Relief, as well as university discussion panels (Oxford, SOAS, LSE, etc.). She is frequently asked to speak at international conferences, including Harvard, McGill, the French Human Right Film Festival (Paris), and others.