An alumna of the University of Geneva and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Marine Pierre has written a doctoral thesis in modern history entitled " Usages politiques du religieux et pratiques parlementaires : le Parlement européen et la Turquie (1979-2009)".  This research focuses on the practices and strategies adopted by the political groups and members of the European Parliament regarding the Turkish candidacy to the European Economic Community, and then the European Union. Her research topics include the history of the European Union, the history of Turkey and the history of modern parliamentary practices (20th-21st centuries).