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, and 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.
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.
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
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. SENATE, WASHINGTON D.C.
January 2010 - May 2010
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.