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. “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.