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Drexel Sociology Assistant Professor Kelly Underman, PhD

Kelly Underman, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Office: 3600 Market Street, 732
kdu24@drexel.edu

Additional Sites: kellyunderman.com

Education:

  • PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Psychology, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests:

Medical education, the social construction of bodies and emotions, and the politics of scientific knowledge production

Bio:

Kelly Underman received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine prior to joining the faculty at Drexel. She is a qualitative researcher whose interests include medical education, the social construction of bodies and emotions, and the politics of scientific knowledge production. Her work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Gender & Society and Sociological Forum. Her awards include the Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association Medical Sociology Section.

Selected Publications:

  • Underman, Kelly, Paige L. Sweet, and Claire Laurier Decoteau. 2017. “Custodial Citizenship in the Autism Omnibus Proceeding,” Sociological Forum, 32(3): 544–565.
  • Underman, Kelly, and Laura E. Hirshfield. 2016. “Detached Concern?: Emotional Socialization in Twenty-First Century Medical Education.” Social Science & Medicine, 160: 94–101.
  • Underman, Kelly. 2015. “Playing Doctor: Simulation in Medical School as Affective Practice.” Social Science & Medicine, 136: 180-188.
  • Underman, Kelly. 2011. “It’s the Knowledge That Puts You in Control”: The Embodied Labor of Gynecological Educators. Gender amp; Society, 25(4): 431-450.