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Dr Utsa Mukherjee


Lecturer in Education, Brunel University London, United Kingdom



I am a Lecturer in Education at Brunel University London. I also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Family Studies and the Book Review Co-Editor of the journal Children & Society. My research interests lie in the sociology of childhood and family, with a focus on social inequalities, leisure and parenting ideologies.



Mukherjee, U. (2022) “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.

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.

Mukherjee, U. (2021) 'Rainbows, Teddy Bears and ‘Others’: The Cultural Politics of Children’s Leisure Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic'. Leisure Sciences, 43 (1-2). pp. 24 - 30.

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.

Mukherjee, U. (2020) 'Leisuring Masculinities in British Indian Childhoods'. Boyhood Studies, 13 (2). pp. 36 - 52.

Mukherjee, U. (2020) 'Caring, Relating, and Becoming: Child-Horse Relationships in Equestrian Leisure'. Journal of Childhood Studies, 45 (2). pp. 85 - 97.

Mukherjee, U. (2020) 'Towards a Critical Sociology of Children’s Leisure'. International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, 3 (3). pp. 219 - 239. 


Sociology of Childhood; Parenting Culture Studies; Race, Ethnicity & Racism; Social Class
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