Margaret R. Eby
I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at UC Berkeley. As a mixed methods researcher with a background in Public Health and History, I use a combination of archival methods, interviews, and ethnographies both digital and in person to research the processes through which knowledge becomes legitimized.
My dissertation is a study of the development of scientific and political expertise through the emergence of eugenics at the turn of the 20th century. My other major projects include studying the labor process of teaching within the modern research university and an analysis of lay experiences with direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
Mukherjee, Meghna, Margaret Eby, Skyler Wang, Armando Lara-Millán, and Maya Earle. “Medicalizing Risk: How Experts and Consumers Manage Uncertainty in Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Health Testing.” Revise and resubmit at PLOS One.
McLemore, Brie, and Margaret Eby. 2022. “Abolition as Reparations: ‘This Is America’ and the Anatomy of a Modern Protest Anthem.” In Fight the Power: Law and Policy through Hip-Hop Songs, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Frank Rudy Cooper, Cambridge University Press.
Meghna Mukherjee, Margaret Eby. 2021. “Making Better Babies? Past and Future State Fair Contests Evaluating Geneticized Worth.” In Birthing Techno-Sapiens: Human-Technology Co-Evolution and the Future of Reproduction, edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd. Routledge.
Bragg, Marie, Joshua Arshonsky, Yrvane Pageot, Margaret Eby, Carolyn M. Tucker, Shonna Yin, Emily Goldmann, and Melanie Jay. 2021. “Student-Led Research Team-Building Program May Help Junior Faculty Increase Productivity in Competitive Biomedical Research Environment.” BMC Medical Education 21(1): 3.
Bragg, Marie A., Margaret Eby, Josh Arshonsky, Alex Bragg, and Gbenga Ogedegbe. 2017. “Comparison of Online Marketing Techniques on Food and Beverage Companies’ Websites in Six Countries.” Globalization and Health 13 (1): 79.
SOCIAL SCIENCE MATRIX
May 2018 - May 2020
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.
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
NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER
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).
PROGRAM ASSISTANT, NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER
January 2016 - April 2017
ASSOCIATE/ PRAKTIKANTIN, ENVIACON INTERNATIONAL, BERLIN
May 2015 - August 2015
PAGE, U.S. SENATE, WASHINGTON D.C.
January 2010 - May 2010