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Dr Veena Meetoo
Tel: 020 7612 6971
  • Research Officer
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

I am a qualitative researcher with over 10 years experience conducting studies on children and parents in familial and school contexts. My background is in Sociology with particular interest in the intersections of 'race', gender and migration.   For the research and evaluation projects I work on, I employ a range of qualitative methods including visual, ethnographic and case study approaches with young people and professionals including teachers and social workers, and foster carers.  I completed my PhD at UCL on the identities and positioning of South Asian girls in an 'everyday' multicultural school context.  

I am currently involved in research projects examining the care-asylum nexus for separated child migrants, and the everyday social and educational lives of  young children in foster care. 

Languages spoken/written
  • Italian (basic)

Research Summary

  • Intersectionality: 'race', gender, class, ethnicity, separated child migrants, young people, education. 
  • Children (0-12 years) - adoption and fostering,  early years education. 

Teaching Summary

BSc Social Sciences, Seminar Leader:

Social Theory 
Families in Society
Sociology of Childhood
Sociology of Gender
Introduction to Social Science Research 

Occasional Lecturer:
Researching Childhood, MA Childhood and Children's Rights 

Dissertation supervision: MA Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights; BSc Social Sciences  

Academic Background
2016 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Sociology University College London
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