Kanishka Sikri is a writer and scholar. They are a PhD candidate at York University. Their forthcoming dissertation, SomeThing, It, Violability, speculates on how certain lives are marked to the possibility of violence. Their research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. They are a Visiting Fellow and Scholar at the Centre for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. 

Kanishka founded Lottet (lets open that third eye together) to provide subject matter expertise and lead consulting on projects such as the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence with YWCA Canada and Framework for Transformative Human-Rights Based Organizational Change with OCAD University. They are a speaker and facilitator with clients like the United Nations, SPARC, and the Aga Khan Foundation.