We are pleased to announce that Dr Myriam Francois will be hosting Modest Fashion Festival, London on 21st October 2017.
Dr Myriam Francois is a journalist, presenter and academic with a focus on UK current affairs, Islam and France. She currently works as a broadcast journalist for TRT world, a global news network, and writes a regular column for the New Statesman’s rolling politics blog.
Myriam was shortlisted for the Santford Saint Martin award for “best religious programming” for her BBC documentary “A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisited” (July 2005). In 2016, she presented a documentary, “The Muslim Pound”, also on BBC1. Her latest documentary for C4 is due to air in 2017.
Myriam began her career as a Hollywood actress, at age 12 in Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility (1995) in which she played Margaret Dashwood alongside Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. She went on to star in Paws (1997) alongside Nathan Cavaleri and Heath Ledger, and New Years Day (2000). In 2003, at 21 years old, François-Cerrah converted to Islam after graduating from Cambridge.
Myriam holds a PhD (DPhil) from Oxford University, an MA from Georgetown University (USA) and a BA from Cambridge University. Myriam is a Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS) at SOAS University, where her research focuses on British Muslim integration issues.