After studying history, anthropology and sociology (EHESS), during which she was a student of Jean-Louis Fabiani and Clarisse Herrenschmidt, Sophie Marino completed a doctoral thesis in information and communication sciences under the direction of Daniel Jacobi. At the same time, she completed a postgraduate degree in European studies at Sciences Po Paris. She taught at the University of Avignon as a lecturer and then as a temporary teaching and research associate, was responsible for research at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon and was also a museographer.
A professor at Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2012, Sophie Marino also teaches in the Cycle pluridisciplinaire d'Etudes Supérieures of the Université Paris Sciences Lettres. In her research, she is interested in the processes of recomposition and transmission of knowledge. Her fields of reflection question museum enunciation and exhibition narratives, and the relationship between art and ethnographic discourse.