Margaret R. Eby

I research the evolution and permutations of eugenic theory and practice in Europe and the United States, from the history of population statistics to direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Also interested in digital ethnography, LGBTQ+ demography, the sociology of memes.

As the current Herbert Blumer Fellow in the UC Berkeley Sociology Department, I also co-teach pedagogy to first time instructors and develop pedagogical tools for remote teaching that focus on equity and inclusion in the digital classroom.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

PhD Student, Sociology

September 2016 - Present

MA, Sociology

September 2019

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

B.A. Global Public Health

Graduated May 2016

Contact

EMAIL: margaret_eby@berkeley.edu

TWITTER: @margaret_eby



Curriculum Vitae

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Research

RESEARCHER, SOCIAL SCIENCE MATRIX

May 2018 - Present

Part of a five-person interdisciplinary team awarded funding to further develop “Interpreting Risk in the Age of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Health Testing,” a project investigating how consumers make sense of their genome-derived health data.

RESEARCH FELLOW, WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNSTER

May 2019 - August 2019

As the first recipient of the Berkeley-Münster Exchange Fellowship, I spent several months living and working in Münster while conducting research on contraceptive control movements and ethnonationalism in the early 20th century.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

January 2015 - December 2015

I led team of five research assistants in conducting research related to corporate behavior in fast food marketing, for which I also wrote grants (including NIH R01 and DP5 grants).


Employment

PROGRAM ASSISTANT, NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER

January 2016 - April 2017

  • Managed team of 15-20 interns in designing and completing original research in the field of socioeconomic dietary disparities and food marketing

  • Directed the lab scheduling, including NIH site visits and conference travel

  • Designed and implemented tutorials for teaching research skills to interns

  • Directed all aspects of team management and research, including IRB proposals, grant writing, manuscript writing, research design, and intern supervision

ASSOCIATE/ PRAKTIKANTIN, ENVIACON INTERNATIONAL, BERLIN

May 2015 - August 2015

  • Worked in a German speaking office researching bilateral investment between the US and Germany, Slovakia, Poland, and the Czech Republic

  • Assisted in developing the company’s first Corporate Social Responsibility statement

  • Translated research and business correspondence between English and German Managed team of 15-20 interns in designing and completing original research in the field of socioeconomic dietary disparities and food marketing

DEPUTY INTERN COORDINATOR, U.S. SENATE, WASHINGTON D.C.

January 2011 - May 2011

PAGE, U.S. SENTATE, WASHINGTON D.C.

January 2010 - May 2010


Writing

Bragg MA, Eby M, Arshonsky J, Bragg A, Ogedegbe G. Comparison of online marketing techniques on food and beverage companies' websites in six countries. Global Health. 2017;13(1):79. Published 2017 Oct 26. doi:10.1186/s12992-017-0303-z