Argyro Nicolaou is a writer, scholar, and filmmaker from Cyprus based in New York. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Critical Media Practice from Harvard University in 2018. Her Ph.D. dissertation, "Europe and the Cultural Politics of Mediterranean Migrations," examines the representation of Mediterranean migrations in literature, film, and visual art from antiquity to the present, looking at the ways displacement has shaped the geopolitical and cultural identity of Europe. Argyro has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center Graduate Fellowship, a Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship and Harvard’s prestigious Bowdoin Prize. Her writing has been published in academic and non-academic journals. Argyro is currently working in the Media and Performance Art department at MoMA.