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Recent alum receives Pacific Northwest Labor History prize for Jackson School senior class essay

October 10, 2021

In October, recent Jackson School graduate Yogasai Gazula (B.A. International Studies 2021), received Best Undergraduate Paper, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Best Projects in Labor Studies Prizes 2021-2022, as administered by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington.

Gazula wrote her award-winning paper “Always On-Demand: How the Gig Economy is Changing Traditional Work Practices” in spring quarter 2021 in a South Asia Studies class on capitalism taught by Sunila Kale, associate professor in the South Asia Studies and International Studies programs at the Jackson School.

She is also a recipient of a South Asia Center Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Academic Year 2019-20 (Sanskrit) and Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021 (Hindi), and Critical Language Scholarship (2020), a U.S. State Department summer study abroad program for students to learn languages considered essential for America’s engagement in the world.