Kelly Underman, PhD
Department of Sociology
Center for Science, Technology and Society
- PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
- BA, Psychology, Case Western Reserve University
Medical education, the social construction of bodies and emotions, and the politics of scientific knowledge production
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.
- 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.