Miah Jeffra

Liberal Arts Faculty

Jeffra is fascinated by the intersections of violence, urban studies and laws of nature. They have also created performance, visual and written work concerning root shock, ritual as political act, gender structures, and the psychology of the museum space. They are author of the collection The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic Press, 2017), and recipient of the New Millenium Fiction Prize, the Sidney Lanier Prize in Fiction, the Clark-Gross Award for their first novel, and a Lambda Literary Fellowship for nonfiction. Artist residencies awarded include Arteles, Red Gate, and Anima. Miah is editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press.


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


  • www.foglifterpress.com