Sarah Akhtar Baz

Department of Sociological Studies

PhD student

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Sarah Akhtar Baz
Department of Sociological Studies
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

MA Social Research, University of Sheffield

BA Social Policy and Sociology, University of Sheffield

Research interests
  • Lone motherhood
  • Ethnic minority studies
  • South Asian Muslim Communities
  • Capital theory
  • Social Policy and practice
  • Qualitative Research

Thesis: Exploring the Lived Experiences of South Asian Muslim Lone Mothers and the Role of South Asian Women's Organisations in their Lives

My research seeks to explore the lived experiences of Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim lone mothers, how their inter-sectional identities impact experiences and the role of South Asian Women's organisations in their everyday lives.

Research group


  • Joint supervisors: Dr Jo Britton and Professor Sarah Neal
  • ESRC White Rose Social Science DTP +3 Scholarship
  • The University of Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship 2016 (100 Scholarships)
  • Eric Sainsbury Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation in Social Policy 2016