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Argyro Nicolaou

Graduate Student Affiliate


Argyro Nicolaou

Argyro Nicolaou ( is a writer and filmmaker from Cyprus living in New York. She is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and Critical Media Practice at Harvard University. Her dissertation project, "Europe and the Cultural Politics of Mediterranean Migrations," examines case studies of displacement in the Mediterranean region through literary texts, political memoirs, and film, looking at the ways in which such narratives of migration have shaped the geopolitical and cultural identity of Europe. In 2018, Argyro was a graduate fellow at Harvard's Mahindra Humanities Center and was awarded Harvard's Bowdoin Prize for her essay '"Now That The World Has Become an Endless Hotel": European Narratives of Displacement in the Middle East During the Second World War'. In the same year, Argyro was also selected as one of eight Harvard Horizon Scholars, presenting her work at Harvard's Sanders Theater:

This year, Argyro will be working in the Department of Media and Performance Art of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.


  • PhD Student in Comparative Literature, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University