Laura received her B.A. in International Comparative Studies from Duke University in 2016, and her M.A. in International Migration from the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies, in 2017.
Her research interests include nationalism, memory politics, social identity, forced migration, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Her prior research focuses on historical representation in post-conflict societies, and particularly on the role this plays in the perpetuation of ethnic sectarianism in Northern Ireland and Cyprus. It also focuses on the development of group identity, notably through postmemory and the development of refugee identities in postgenerations of displaced Greek Cypriots and Palestinians.
As part of the MOVES  project, Laura will investigate nationalist myths and forced migration in Southeast Europe, as well as political belonging and belongingness in relation to the imagined geographies of East and West, through narratives found in literature, discourse and landscapes.

E-mail: LauraNicole.Brody (at)


Laura Brody. “Chasing the Past: Homeland Nostalgia and Return Aspirations in Divided Cyprus.” Journal of Identity and Migration Studies 16:1 (2022): 82-104. 

Laura Brody. “Imagined (Non-) Belonging: Migration and Islam in Czechia.” 27 October 2021.

Laura Brody. “East, West and In-Between: Past and Present Imaginings.” 27 October 2021.

Laura Brody. “Cultural Expression in Afghanistan: 1996-2021.” 19 November 2021.

Laura Brody. “Afghan Evacuees: What does the future hold?” 18 November 2021.

Conference Presentations

Laura Brody. “Imagining Ίμβρος: Conceptions of a Lost Homeland.” The Migration Conference, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. 8 September 2022. 

Laura Brody. “‘I’m not Greek, I’m Imvriot’: Diasporic Identities in Greece and Turkey.” Greece, Turkey and the Past and Present of Forced Migration, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 5 September 2022. 

Laura Brody. “Memories of Imvros: Mapping Belonging on an Aegean Island.” Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual World Convention, Harriman Institute – Columbia University, 7 May 2022.

Laura Brody, Zoheb Mashiur, and Cornel Borit. Panel discussion. “At Home or Out of Place: Imagining the Migrant.” Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, 11 February 2022.

Laura Brody. Panel discussion (with other participants). “The Future of Migration: Perspectives from the Grey Areas. In-Sight Collaborative, 9 December 2021.

Laura Brody. “East, West and the Spaces In-Between: ‘Cultural Intimacy’ in Greek Literature About the 1923 Greco-Turkish Population Exchange.” Breaking Boundaries: Reimagining Borders in Migrant and Postcolonial Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, 3 September 2021.