PhD candidate Daniela Zuzunaga Zegarra has won the 2024 Professor Frank Pearce Essay Prize, an award for graduate students who submit the best essay on the topic of radical critical theory and social justice.

Daniela’s paper, Racism in the Platformized Cultural Industries: Precarity, Visibility & Harassment, examines how racialized content creators experience racism multilaterally, which works to produce barriers that limit creators ability to materially gain, build meaningful narratives of belonging, and feel safe within these environments.