Natasha Varner


Natasha Varner, PhD, is a historian and writer with bylines at Public Radio InternationalJacobin, and Radical History Review’s online publication, The Abusable Past. Her book, La Raza Cosmética: Beauty, Identity, and Settler Colonialism in Postrevolutionary Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2020), was a finalist for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s Best First Book Award in 2021. In her work as Densho’s Communications and Public Engagement Director she organizes community conversations, learning, and actions that connect histories of Japanese American WWII incarceration to contemporary instances of racism and xenophobia. / @denshoproject