Nedra Rodrigo was born in Sri Lanka and came to Canada during the civil war. She is a co-founder of the Tamil Studies Symposium at York University, where she is completing her PhD and developing an archive of Tamil Resources. She was a Spoken Word artist who has been featured at Scream in High Park, Desh Pardesh and Masala Mendhi Masti, and whose poetry was published in various anthologies. She has translated works by R. Cheran, V.I.S. Jayapalan, Rashmy and others. 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.