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Marbella Hill

Asst Professor

Assistant professor of sociology

Sociology and Anthropology Department

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Marbella Eboni is a sociological scholar of Family and Work Studies whose interests lie at the intersection of race, gender/sexuality, and class. Her published work considers themes related to family planning aspirations and expectations, marital identities and goals, mothering and grandmothering, and social support provision among families. Her work has been published in Gender & Society, Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociological Focus, and the American Journal of Public Health.

Marbella’s book in progress locates upward mobility as a meaning-making experience for young professionals and investigates how upward mobility shapes the (re)construction of identities and decision-making related to family formation. Her research advances theories of femininity, masculinity, Marriage/Family, Cultural studies, and Work/Class.

Marbella received a B.A. from UCLA in World Arts and Cultures. She completed a Master’s and PhD in Sociology at Rice University in 2016 and 2021, respectively, before joining the VMware Women’s Leadership Lab at Stanford University as a postdoctoral fellow. In Fall 2023 she joined the Sociology and Anthropology department at North Carolina State University as an assistant professor of sociology.


Bachelor's Degree World Arts and Cultures UCLA 2013

Master's Degree Sociology Rice University 2016

Ph.D. Sociology Rice University 2021