Margaret R. Eby


PhD Candidate in Sociology

University of California, Berkeley


I am a PhD candidate in Sociology studying the development of scientific and political expertise through the emergence of eugenic thought and policy 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. Using a combination of archival methods, interviews, and ethnographies both digital and in person, I research the processes through which knowledge becomes legitimized.

My work experience has focused on leadership, teambuilding, and inclusion from the United States Senate to nonprofit education consulting. Drawing on my teaching and research experience, I create highly organized, detail-oriented materials that convey clean, dynamic data. I value environments where teams think critically and creatively about the social impact of their work.