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Dr Utsa Mukherjee
Lecturer in Education


Dr Utsa Mukherjee is a Lecturer in Education. Prior to joining Brunel in September 2021, he was an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southampton, an Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck University of London, and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton.

A sociologist by background, Utsa's research interests lie in the study of childhood, parenting cultures, leisure, South Asian diaspora, migration, and race and racism. He has understaken research in the UK and in India, and is particularly interested in participatory, ethnographic and interview-based methods. His first monograph Race, Class, Parenting and Children's Leisure is forthcoming with Bristol University Press. 

Utsa is the Book Review Co-editor for the journal Children & Society and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers). He is also a member of the Education, Identities and Society (EIS) research group within the Department of Education at Brunel. 


PhD Sociology (Royal Holloway, University of London)

BA English (Major) with Sociology and History (Presidency University Kolkata, India)

Newest selected publications

Mukherjee, U. (2021) 'Book Review: Whiteness in America'. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 50 (6). pp. 498 - 499. ISSN: 0094-3061

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Mukherjee, U. and Barn, R. (2021) 'Concerted cultivation as a racial parenting strategy: race, ethnicity and middle-class Indian parents in Britain'. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 42 (4). pp. 521 - 536. ISSN: 0142-5692

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Mukherjee, U. (2021) '‘Only so that my daughter gets exposure to the culture’: Ethnic leisure practices and intangible cultural heritage in British Indian diasporic families'. Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure, 0 (in press). ISSN: 0705-3436 Open Access Link

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Mukherjee, U. (2020) 'Navigating children’s screen-time at home: narratives of childing and parenting within the familial generational structure'. Children's Geographies, 19 (6). pp. 646 - 658. ISSN: 1473-3285 Open Access Link

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Mukherjee, U. (2020) 'Leisuring Masculinities in British Indian Childhoods'. Boyhood Studies, 13 (2). pp. 36 - 52. ISSN: 2375-9240 Open Access Link

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