**Yosha Wijngaarden (1987) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Arts and Culture Studies department. **
Her research focuses on the intersection of the creative industries, social interaction and place, but also includes the income position of creative workers, innovation in the creative industries, and working and living in urban settings. Together with Ellen Loots and Arjen van Witteloostuijn, she currently is involved on a research project on the earning capacity and income position of the creative sector in The Netherlands.
From 2013 to 2019, Yosha worked at the Media & Communication department as a lecturer and PhD candidate. Her PhD thesis "Places of co-working: Situating innovation in the creative industries", supervised by Erik Hitters and Susanne Janssen, was part of the NWO-funded research project *Cultures of Innovation in the Creative Industries. *
Yosha studied in Amsterdam and received her Bachelor’s degree in History in 2009 (cum laude), followed by a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Research Master’s degree in History in 2012.