Marie C. Jipguep-Akhtar, Ph.D.

Marie C. Jipguep-Akhtar is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University. Her research interests encompass several areas, including gender, race/ethnicity, the life course, identity development, incarceration, and “place” disparities in criminal justice outcomes and health. Her research has been published in Social Psychology Quarterly, the Journal of Black Psychology, and the Journal of Men's Health. Her latest publication considered whether lower academic performance is associated with higher rates of substance use and with lower graduation, prospects for adolescents, and to identify which of these relationships might be stronger for African Americans and Hispanics than for Whites. Dr. Jipguep-Akhtar’s current work focuses on exploring the intersection of gender with social institutions, namely the criminal justice system and itsimpact on the health behaviors. Dr. Jipguep-Akhtar received her PhD in Sociology from Howard University in 2001.