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Natasha Varner

Dr. Natasha Varner is a Seattle-based historian and writer whose bylines include Atlas Obscura, PRI’s The World, Jacobin, and The Abusable Past. Her book, La Raza Cosmética: Beauty, Identity, and Settler Colonialism in Postrevolutionary Mexico, was a finalist for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s Best First Book Award in 2021. She is currently working on her second book, a history of tuberculosis and settler colonialism in the making of the haunted American West.