Friday, September 29, 12-1.30 pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET
in conversation with stef shuster
Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training*
*Read the chapters here
Kelly Underman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Drexel University with an affiliation in the Center for Science, Technology, and Science. She is a qualitative researcher whose interests include medical education, the social construction of bodies and emotions, and the politics of scientific knowledge production. Dr. Underman is the author of Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training (NYU Press, 2020). Her work has also 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. She is a founding member of the Sociology of Health Professions Education Research Collaborative, a collective of interdisciplinary and applied scholars.
stef shuster is an Associate Professor in Lyman Briggs College and Sociology at Michigan State University. Their current research in gender, medicine, and feminist science and technology studies considers how evidence is constructed, mobilized, and weaponized. This is the subject of
their award-winning book, Trans Medicine (2021, NYU Press). In Trans Medicine, shuster traces the development of this medical field from the 1950s to modern medicine to show how providers create and use scientific and medical evidence to quell uncertainty, “treat” a gender identity, and uphold their authority.