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
Ali, Z. and Mukherjee, U. (2022) '“We are not equal citizens in any respect”: citizenship education and the routinization of violence in the everyday lives of religious minority youth in Pakistan'. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 0 (in press). pp. 246 - 258. ISSN: 1559-5692 Open Access Link
Barn, R., Sandhu, D. and Mukherjee, U. (2022) 'Re-imaging everyday routines and educational aspirations under COVID-19 lockdown: Narratives of urban middle-class children in Punjab, India'. Children and Society: the international journal of childhood and children's services. ISSN: 0951-0605 Open Access Link
Mukherjee, U. (2022) 'Live-streaming the goddess in the times of COVID-19: A digital ethnography of diasporic Durga Puja festivals in pandemic Britain'. Religion, 52 (2). pp. 231 - 249. ISSN: 0048-721X Open Access Link
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, 0 (In Press). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 0705-3436 Open Access Link
Mukherjee, U., Pradhan, A. and Barn, R. (2021) 'Coming of Age in the Diaspora: Bollywood and the Representation of Second Generation British Indian Diaspora'. CINEJ Cinema Journal, 9 (2). pp. 114 - 146. ISSN: 2159-2411 Open Access Link