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Yuka Saji


Yuka Saji



New York
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Yuka Saji graduated from Yale University in May 2022, where she double majored in English and Political Science and received Distinction in both majors. Her Senior Essays in English examined, respectively, the role of late capitalist nostalgia in Ling Ma’s Severance and material deviance in Ruth Ozeki’s oeuvre, while her Senior Essay in Political Science analyzed Japanese immigration policy. She is a recipient of the John Hubbard Curtis Prize from the English department for her essay on James Joyce’s Ulysses. While at Yale, Yuka interned with the Yale Law Journal and served as an undergraduate member of the Executive Committee. She also worked with a labor rights research and consulting organization to develop training materials for major stakeholders in the cocoa industry on indicators of forced labor and human trafficking. In her capacity as a research panelist for the Oxbridge Human Rights and Development Group, she produced Country of Information reports to inform UNHCR refugee status determination decisions.

As an Undergraduate Student Coordinator at the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale, Yuka edited and designed an annual creative magazine with the mission of centering Asian and Asian American voices on campus. Her other activities have included conducting archival research on a Joyce scholar, working as an intern for legal aid initiatives, and interning with a boutique law firm in her hometown of Tokyo. She is an alumnus of Directed Studies, a selective interdisciplinary program at Yale on canonical texts in Western literature, philosophy, and historical and political thought.

Yuka grew up in Japan, Germany, and the U.K. in addition to the U.S. She enjoys taking long walks, reading, and trying out new restaurants in the city. Yuka joined Kostelanetz LLP in 2022.

Yale University
B.A. (2022), English and Political Science with Distinction