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Prof. Ketoki Mazumdar
Assistant Professor - Psychology
Email: ketoki.mazumdar@flame.edu.in
Prof. Ketoki received her Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences (Psychology) from TISS, Mumbai; MPhil in Social Sciences from TISS, Mumbai; Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

Prof. Ketoki received her Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and has completed MPhil in Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Calcutta.

Prof. Ketoki has over six years of work experience and was associated with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

She has recently completed a nationwide study on Urban Indian Mothers’ mothering practices during COVID-19. She has a keen interest in the research areas which involve gender and mental health, cross cultural Psychology, Clinical Psychology & Therapeutic practices.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, travelling & reading.



  • Mazumdar,K, Sneha Parekh Gupta, and Isha Sen. 2023. “Mothering Load: Underlying Realities of Professionally Engaged Indian Mothers During a Global Crisis.” Gender,  Work & Organization 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12974.

  • Mazumdar, K, Parekh, S., & Sen, I. (2022) Mindful Parenting-A Thematic Exploration of Narratives from Indian Mothers. Frontiers in Global Women's Health. doi: 10.3389/fgwh.2022.975683

  • Mazumdar, K. (2022) “Reflections of an Indian Academic Mother during COVID-19: An Autoethnographic Account.” Performing Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance 12 (1): 21–34. https://doi.org/10.1386/peet_00043_1.

  • Mazumdar K., Parekh Gupta S., Sen I.& Kumar P. (2022). Parenting Stress and Self-compassion among Mothers during COVID-19 in Urban India: Investigating the Mediating Role of Psychological Inflexibility. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 10(2), 201-219. DIP:, DOI:10.25215/1002.021

  • MazumdarK., Sen, I & Parekh, S. (2021) The invisible frontline workers: lived experiences of urban Indian mothers during COVID-19 in India, Journal of Gender Studies, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2021.2007472

  • Mazumdar, K., Sen, I., Parekh, S. (2021). Vignettes of mothering through the pandemic: A gendered perspective of challenges and making meaning of motherhood in India, Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 90, 2022,



  • Mazumdar, K., Sen, I., Gupta, P., & Parekh, S. (2021). Psychological well-being of Indian mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic: The roles of self-compassion, psychological inflexibility, and parenting stress. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 10(3), 155–162. https://doi.org/10.1027/2157-3891/a000024


Book Chapters

  • Mazumdar, K., & Gupta, P. (2021). The Invisible Frontline Workers: Narratives of Indian Mothers’ Experiences through the Pandemic. In O’Reilly A. & Green F. (Eds.), Mothers, Mothering, and COVID-19: Dispatches from the Pandemic (pp. 467-478). Canada: Demeter Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv1h45mcj.44.

  • Forthcoming (Summer 2023): Mazumdar, K., Sen, I & Parekh, S. (2022) "Recognising their Feminist selves through the Journey of Mothering: Reflections of Urban Indian Mothers" for the book Coming into Being: Mothers on Finding and Realizing Feminism, Demeter Press, 2023.


Print Media Coverage:


  • International Marcé Society Biennial Meeting London (September 2022) Perinatal Mental Health: Connecting the World, for paper titled “Mothering Load and Self-compassion: How are our mothers coping?”

  • Pasricha, M., Mazumdar, K., (September 2022) The aftermath of a miscarriage: An examination of psychosocial factors associated with post-traumatic stress and wellbeing in urban India [Virtual Oral Presentation] International Marcé Society Biennial Meeting London 2022 Perinatal Mental Health: connecting the World., London, United Kingdom.

  • “Motherhood and the Triad of Work - Narratives of Indian mothers during Covid-19" at the Motherhood and Work Conference, organised by Maynooth University, Ireland, 24-25th June, 2021

  • Symposium “Coping with COVID Part 1: Families & Children” at the Annual Meeting of Society for Cross-cultural Research, San Diego, for paper titled The Invisible Frontline Workers: Lived Experiences of Urban Indian Mothers During COVID-19 in India, February 2022

  • 31st Annual Convention of National Association of Psychology "Psychology and Social Justice at the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: The State, Community, and Individual Perspectives" for paper titled “Underlying Realities of Indian Mothers During the Current Global Crisis”, hosted by IIT Bombay, 4th-6th March 2022

  • “Learning from the Pandemic: Possibilities and Challenges for Mothers and their Families”, May 5-7, 2022 hosted by York University, Canada for paper titled “Creative Mothering in the times of the Pandemic: Notes from India”