New Books in Medical Sociology
What do psychedelics, international medical graduates, and the pelvic exam have in common? New books about the sociology of professions in medicine! On Sunday, August 9, three assistant professors discussed their recently published books: Dr. Danielle Giffort (Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy, U Minnesota), Dr. Tania Jenkins (Doctors' Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession, Columbia University), and Dr. Kelly Underman (Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training, NYU). Each author presented a short summary, followed by a facilitated discussion led by Dr. Joanna Kempner.
About the Panelists:
Danielle Giffort, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of liberal arts at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy where she is also affiliated with the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Her research focuses on the politics of health and social movements. Her next book project examines the history of drug education in the United States.
Tania Jenkins, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on how and why status hierarchies are (re)produced in the medical profession, and how they impact both doctors and patients. She was the recipient of the medical sociology section’s 2015 Louise Johnson Scholar award and the 2017 Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award. She is an executive board member of the Sociology of Health Professions Education Collaborative.
Kelly Underman, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of sociology and the center for science, technology, and society at Drexel University. She studies emotional socialization in medical education. She was the recipient of the 2015 Simmons Award from the Medical Sociology section of ASA and is a co-founder and executive board member of the Sociology of Health Professions Education Collaborative.
Joanna Kempner, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. Her research addresses topics at the intersection of science, medicine, and inequality. Her book, Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health (Chicago 2014) received the 2016 Friedson Award from the Medical Sociology section of ASA.
View the Recording Here
Thanks to Grace Franklyn (UNC Chapel Hill) for moderating the Zoom Room!