Bio

Miah Jeffra is a writer, artist, curator and educator, currently living in San Francisco.

A military brat, Jeffra moved throughout their childhood, but most identifies the South as home.

They spent their high school years in Baltimore, and then moved to Atlanta, where they studied English, Music and Theatre at Oglethorpe University.

Miah later studied in the Master’s Program in Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. Jeffra teaches Writing, Drama, Media and Cultural Studies at Santa Clara University and The San Francisco Art Institute and also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press.

Jeffra finds interest in community-centered art and discourse and chooses to maintain a multi-disciplinary studio practice for its collaborative possibilities. The subjects of their work range from psychogeography and urban studies to gender structures to myth-making and ritual. Influences include Augusto Boal, Anna Deavere Smith, Peter Brook, Angela Davis, Richard Schechner, Judith Butler, Adrian Piper, Olafur Eliasson, Guy Debord and the Situationists, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Goode, West African dance forms, and other artists/makers who emphasize process in their work.