Dr Marion Hughes

Associate Professor


Contact Info

CLA, Room 3219
On Sabbatical Leave Fall 2023


Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 1999
M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1993
B.A., Mathematics, Franklin and Marshall College, 1988

Areas of Expertise

Social Demography
Quantitative Methods
Adolescent Parenthood
Life Course Analysis
Race and Ethnicity
Social Problems

Current Research Projects

  • Measurement, correlates, and implications of fear of rape
  • Factors in school avoidance

Selected Publications

  • Marion R. Hughes, Jonathan S. Gaines, and Douglas W. Pryor. 2015. “Staying away from school: Adolescents who miss school due to feeling unsafe.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. doi:10.1177/1541204014538067.
  • Pryor, Douglas W. and Marion R. Hughes. 2013. “Fear of Rape among College Women: A Social Psychological Analysis.” Violence and Victims 28 (3, June): 443-465.
  • Marion Hughes. 2007. Syllabus, homework assignments and computer lab exercises, pp.36-41 and 198-224 in Demography Teaching Resources Guide. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.
  • Marion R. Hughes. 1998. “Social Determinants of Adolescent Fatherhood.” Sociological Analysis 1(4, December): 69-87.
  • Marion R. Hughes. 1997. “Sample Selection Bias in Analyses of the Political Democracy-Income Inequality Relationship.” Social Forces 75: 1101-1117.