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Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Health



Office: Gerhart House 304


2015-present. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Public Health Program, Franklin and Marshall College

2014-2015. Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

2012-2014. NICHD Post-Doctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan


Research and Teaching Interests: Social demography, fertility and culture, survey methods, medical sociology, comparative historical sociology



2012. Ph.D. in Sociology with specialization in Demography, Princeton University

2000. B.A. in Mathematics and Russian Studies, Pomona College


Emily Marshall and Hana Shepherd. 2022. "Variants of Second Demographic Transition: Empirical Evidence from Young Women’s Attitudes About Childbearing." Population Research and Policy Review.  41: 2531–2554.  (Paper)

Hana Shepherd and Emily Marshall. 2019. “Childbearing Worldviews and Contraceptive Behavior Among Young Women.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 81(5): 1144-1161(Paper)

Emily Marshall and Hana Shepherd. 2018. “Fertility Preferences and Cognition: Experimental Effects of Decision Context on College Women.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 80(2): 521-536. (Paper)

Hana Shepherd and Emily Marshall. 2018. “The Implicit Activation Mechanism of Culture: A Survey Experiment on Associations with Childbearing.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts. 69: 1-14. (Paper)

Emily Marshall. 2015. “When Do States Respond to Low Fertility? Contexts of State Concern in Wealthier Countries, 1976-2011.” Social Forces. 93(4): 1541-1566. (Paper)

Emily Marshall. 2015. “Population Projections and Demographic Knowledge in France and Great Britain in the Postwar Twentieth Centure.” Population and Development Review. 41(2): 271-300. (Paper)

Emily Marshall. 2013. “Defining Population Problems: Using Topic Modeling for Cross-National Comparisons.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts. 41(6): 701-724. (Paper)

Charles Westoff and Emily Marshall. 2009. “Hispanic Fertility, Religion and Religiousness in the U.S.” Population Research and Policy Review. 29: 441-452. (Paper)

Course Information

SOC 100. Introduction to Sociology

SOC 302. Sociological Research Methods

SOC/PBH/STS 330. Sociology of Medicine

SOC/PBH 370. COVID-19, Population, and Health Inequalities

SOC/PBH/ENE 371. Population, Policy, and Social Change

PBH 251. Introduction to Public Health