Nedra is currently completing her PhD in the Humanities program at York University, on Tamil refugee narratives. She is a co-founder of the Tamil Studies Symposium at York University, where she is also developing an archive of Tamil Resources. She is a Spoken Word artist who has been featured at Scream in High Park, Desh Pardesh and Masala Mendhi Masti, and whose poetry has been published in various anthologies. She has translated works by R. Cheran, V.I.S. Jayapalan, Puthuvai Ratnathurai, Rashmy, Theva Abira, Siththanthan Sabapathy, Kuna Kaviyazhakan and Fahima Jahan, and her essays have been published in the International Journal of the Humanities, Global Tensions, Global Possibilities; Human Rights and the Arts: Essays on Global Asia; and Studies in Canadian Literature.