Dr. Franklin is the Associate Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences and Associate Professor (Research) of Population Studies at Brown University. Her research is centered on the interaction between geography and demography, from spatial analysis methods for population change to migration to the evolution of population composition.

Dr. Franklin’s current research focuses on the measurement, impacts, and demographic sources of population loss in the United States and Europe. Other ongoing work investigates the impacts of college student migration on human capital distribution in the U.S., as well as the shifting geographical patterns of racial/ethnic diversity across U.S. counties and states.

Her research interests include Europe, migration, population diversity and composition, population loss/decline, spatial analysis, spatial demography, and the United States.