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Andrea Actis teaches writing and literature at Capilano University, where she is also Coordinator of the English Department. From 2015–17 she edited the triannual literary and visual arts magazine The Capilano Review while overseeing its community programming. Andrea received her Ph.D. in English from Brown University in 2017 and has had criticism and poetry published in World PictureThe Poetic FrontPelt, and Fence. Her first book, Grey All Over (Brick Books, 2021), is an autoconceptual study of traumatic grief, white working-class identity, false prophets, and whole seriousness. Andrea is of Italian, Hungarian, and English ancestry, was born in Toronto, and for most of her life has lived in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She likes dancing, research, and dogs.