Miah Jeffra

Adjunct Faculty
Liberal Arts Faculty

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. 

Selected Exhibitions: 

  • Scaling the Wall, Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011
  • Interstates,Tempo Royale Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010
  • The Philistines, Hangar 1018, Los Angeles, 2008

Selected Publications: 

  • "Jingle-Jingle-Pop," Educe: Journal of Queer Literature, 2012
  • "First Love: A," Fifth Wednesday, 2012
  • “Butoh, Japan, and the Aesthetics of Cataclysm,” Journal of the Japan Studies Association, 2011


  • MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, 2004
  • MA, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 2014
  • BA, Oglethorpe University, 1999