Angela Martinez Dy

Angela Martinez Dy

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London

Angela is a scholar-activist who specialises in critical entrepreneurship studies, technoculture and inequality. She is a trained anti-racist and intersectional feminist community organiser with a track record of creating impact through building new community-based organisations.

Her research interests and communities of practice revolve around digital entrepreneurship, intersectional cyberfeminism, and critical realist philosophy. She takes a sociological, cyberfeminist perspective to understand the ways that society and technology interact and impact the world of work.

Angela’s doctoral research was on UK women digital entrepreneurs through an intersectional lens, and she has recently conducted a longitudinal project evaluation of an initiative to diversify the London tech start-up community.

She is a founding member of Building the Anti-Racist Classroom (BARC), an international collective of women business and management educators of colour working to develop anti-racist pedagogy and practice in HE, and of the Decolonizing Alliance. She is Advocacy Lead for the Loughborough University BAME Staff network and a member of the Gender and Enterprise Network of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


  • Martinez Dy, A., Marlow, S. and Martin, L. (2017) ‘A Web of opportunity or the same old story? Women digital entrepreneurs and intersectionality theory’, Human Relations, 70(3), pp. 286–311. doi: 10.1177/0018726716650730.
  • Martinez Dy, A., Martin, L. and Marlow, S. (2018) ‘Emancipation through digital entrepreneurship? A critical realist analysis’, Organization, 25(5), pp. 585–608. doi: 10.1177/1350508418777891.
  • Martinez Dy, A. (2019) ‘Levelling the playing field? Towards a critical-social perspective on digital entrepreneurship’, Futures. Elsevier Ltd, (April), p. 102438. doi: 10.1016/j.futures.2019.102438.
  • Martinez Dy, A. (2020) ‘Not all Entrepreneurship Is Created Equal: Theorising Entrepreneurial Disadvantage through Social Positionality’, European Management Review, 17(3), pp. 687–699. doi: 10.1111/emre.12390.