Argyro Nicolaou

Resident Fellow, OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts

Argyro Nicolaou is a writer and filmmaker based in New York. Her work deals with the representation of history, displacement, and intergenerational memory in post-conflict, postcolonial societies, like her home country of Cyprus. Argyro’s short films have screened at festivals and art exhibitions in Europe and the US, and her writing has been featured in the American Historical Review, the Journal of Mediterranean StudiesMoMA post and Boston Art Review, among others. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Critical Media Practice from Harvard University, and has taught film and literature courses at Princeton and Columbia. Argyro is a member of the European Film Academy and is one of two Artistic Directors for Cyprus Film Days International Festival. She is currently working on her first feature film, Excavators, about a young woman who goes against her mother’s wishes and digs up the truth about her disappeared grandmother’s past.