Dr Yaz Osho

Dr Yaz Osho

Yaz Osho gained her Ph.D. from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Course Leader for the BA Business Management (Entrepreneurship) programme (January intake). 

She previously held the position of Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Northumbria, London. She has previously held lecturing positions at Goldsmiths College, Middlesex University and UEL. She was bestowed the position of Senior School Fellow in the School of Law, Politics, and Sociology at the University of Sussex in 2011 and has completed a Post-doctorate at Kings College, University of London.

Research interests include ethnic entrepreneurship, widening participation and entrepreneurship education, inclusive teaching strategies and non-traditional students, techniques of embedding employability, and enterprise within the curriculum and the BME attainment gap in higher education.

PhD: ‘Race’, Capital and Enterprise: A Qualitative Study of Black Business and Organizations in London, 2007


Providing Meaning: Give A Little Bit of the Sociological Imagination, www.sociologicalimagination.org, 2011


Beyond Performance: Cultural Enquiry into Major Events and Culture, Kings Cultural Institute, 2013


‘Race’, Space and Social Action, Teknokultura, Journal of Digital Culture and Social Movements, 2013


Growing Pains: The Politics of African (dis)/identification for Blacks in the 1980-1990s (for research in 2019)


Throwback Tresses: The UK Natural Hair Revival (for research in 2021)


Reflexivity and Co-Ethnic Teaching: How the PGCHEP affects Professional Practice in Teaching BME Learners in a Widening Participation Institution, (for research in 2021)


Pushed or Pulled: Black Students and Graduates Journey into Self-Employment, (for publication in 2021)


Strategies of Engagement and Alternative Providers: Enhancing Learning in Providing Contextual Enterprise Education, (for research in 2021)


Towards an Embedded Curriculum: Alternative Providers and BME Learners, (for research in 2021)


Imposter Syndrome: Academic Parents (for research in 2021)




‘More Than Just Widening Participation’, HEA - Advance HE, https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/blog/more-just-widening-participation, 2017


‘Widening participation and Enterprise Education: Support for BME Learners’, Guild HE, 2018, https://guildhe.ac.uk/wp-enterprise-bme-support/, 2018


‘Concurrent Journey: Working towards the FHEA and SFHEA simultaneously’, HEA – Advance HE, https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/blog/concurrent-journey-working-towards-fhea-and-sfhea-simultaneously, 2018


‘Wearing Far Too Many Hats: BAME and Female in the Academy’, Discovery Society https://discoversociety.org/2018/11/06/wearing-far-too-many-hats-bame-and-female-in-the-academy/, 2018

'It's time to back black and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs', Pioneers Post, https://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20210819/its-time-back-black... 2021

'Women in Academia - Q&A - Week 7', https://www.routledge.com/blog/article/women-in-academia-qa-week-7, 2021 

In brief

Research areas

Ethnic entrepreneurship, Student entrepreneurship, Inclusive teaching practices , Decolonial praxis, Social entrepreneurship and Race and higher education

Skills / expertise

Qualitative research, Interviewing , Report writing , Mentoring and EDI

Supervision interests

Race and higher education, Racism and higher education and BAME entrepreneurship
QHT Funding