Jeffra is fascinated by the intersections of violence, urban studies and geology. He has also created performance, visual and written work concerning root shock and suburbanization, ritual as politicized act, and the psychology of the museum space. He is Artistic Director of social justice arts network ShadowLab, and is a Lambda Literary Fellow. He is recipient of the Clark-Gross Award for his novel Highlandtown, and the Sidney Lanier Prize for his short fiction. Most recent work can be seen in Educe, North Atlantic Review, Edge, Fifth Wednesday, and Fourteen Hills.