Alisha Piercy is a fiction writer and visual artist in Tiotià:ke/Montréal and PhD student in Cultural Studies (Research-Creation) at Queen’s University. Her research areas include hauntology, speculative/sci-fi worlding and Critical Animal Studies. Alisha's interdisciplinary work includes film and drawing installation, and she is the author of poetry, novels, and texts that write-with artists. She holds an MFA (Concordia University), an MA in Art Conservation (Queen’s University), and a BA in Literature (McGill University). Howe Are You Island? a speculative short co-directed with media artist Frances Adair Mckenzie was screened at Somerset House (London, UK), MUTEK, Société des arts technologiques (SAT) (Montréal) and toured on a mobile truck for VIDEO/PLAY (Brussels). Her solo exhibitions have been at Centre Clark, AXENÉO7, Diagonale, and fofa. Her fable Hair Like Flags won the 2010 bp Nichol Chapbook Award for Poetry. Her fiction is published with Book*hug (Toronto).