DREW FOSTER

I'm a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. I have research interests in sociology of the body, health, and culture. I also really love teaching. 


Right now I'm completing my dissertation: a qualitative study of online communities that are dedicated to managing back pain. I see back pain as a contested condition that has no clear medical or non-traditional solution and that is uniquely pervasive across social groups. My analysis focuses on the online (co-)construction and exchange of knowledge about back pain.