Dr. Nat Raha

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Dr Nat Raha is a poet and activist-scholar, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work focuses on transfeminism, LGBTQ+ genders and sexualities, practices and collectives of care and social reproduction, racial capitalism and decolonization, and critical theory, across poetry, print cultures, art, politics, liberation movements and hi(r)story.

Nat is the author of three collections of poetry: of sirens, body & faultlines (Boiler House Press, 2018), countersonnets (Contraband Books, 2013) and Octet (Veer Books, 2010). Recent anthologies featuring her work include 100 Queer Poems, We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene, ON CAREand What the Fire Sees. Nat’s creative and critical writing has appeared on Poem-a-Day, and in The New Feminist Literary Studies, South Atlantic Quarterly, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, Transgender Marxism (Pluto Press, 2021) and Wasafiri Magazine.

Nat co-edited 'Imagining Queer Europe Then and Now', Third Text special issue (January 2021), and co-curated the 'Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism' Exhibition at Glasgow Women's Library (2021). Her work has appeared in recent exhibitions at Mimosa House London and yaby Madrid.

Nat holds a PhD in queer Marxism from the University of Sussex. She co-edits Radical Transfeminism zine, and is co-authoring a book Trans Femme Futures: An Ethics for Transfeminist Worlds with Mijke van der Drift.