photo of Sarah Akhtar BazSarah Akhtar Baz

MA Social Research, University of Sheffield

BA Social Policy and Sociology, University of Sheffield


twitter: @sarahbaz2

Thesis title / scope of research

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.


  • Joint supervisors: Dr Jo Britton and Professor Sarah Neal

Research interests / other experience

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

Awards and Scholarships

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