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.


Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

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.

Research

RESEARCHER

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.

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

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).

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, as well as writing IRB proposals, grants, manuscripts, research design, coding manuals and data management protocols under Dr. Marie Bragg.

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. I also co-developed the company’s first Corporate Social Responsibility project.

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

January 2010 - May 2010


One of thirty Pages selected to serve on the floor of the U.S. Senate, later selected as one of two Democratic Pages to run floor operations. I hand-delivered legislation, prepared the chamber for each day’s proceedings, answered phones, and ran errands for United States lawmakers and their guests.

Teaching

2021, 2022 Discipline Cluster Leader

First Time GSI Conference


2020-2021 Co-instructor, Pedagogy for Graduate Students


2020 Graduate Student Instructor

Contemporary Sociological Theory


2020 Discipline Cluster Technology Leader

First Time GSI Conference


2019 Graduate Student Instructor

Sexual Cultures


2018, 2019 Graduate Student Instructor

Contemporary Sociological Theory