Asha Jeffers is a doctoral candidate in English at York University. Her dissertation explores literary representation of the children of immigrants – the “second generation” – across national and ethnic lines, with a particular interest in how these texts depict coming of age, spirituality and myth, and intergenerational relationships. Her article “Means of Escape, Means of Invention: Hindu Figures and Black Pop Culture in Rakesh Satyal’s Blue Boy” is publish in South Asian Review 36.3 and her article “Unstable Indianness: Double Diaspora in Ramabai Espinet’s The Swinging Bridge and M.G. Vassanji’s When She Was Queen” appears in South Asian Review 37.1. She is also an occasional creative writer and her short story “The Scar” has been published in The Puritan magazine issue 30.
Her research interests include Global Anglophone literatures, cultural studies, diasporic literature and theory, mythology, the bildungsroman, and comedy.