I am trained as a geographer and regional scientist and am past Associate Director of Brown's Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) initiative. I am currently a Visiting Scholar in Population Studies at the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown and Professor of Geographical Analysis at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.
In my research, I focus on methods or tools for characterizing spatial variation in population change and characteristics, and also pursue research questions that investigate the sources of change, as well as connections between population change and some particular outcome, such as homeownership or college student diversity. I have published recently on college student migration in the United States; the demographic sources of population loss; and the changing county-level diversity and composition of the U.S. population.
|Ballas, Dimitris, Graham Clarke, Rachel S. Franklin, and Andy Newing GIS and the Social Sciences: Theory and Applications. 2018;|
|Faggian, Alessandra, Corcoran, Jonathan, Franklin, Rachel S. Human-capital migration and salaries: an examination of US college graduates. Graduate Migration and Regional Development/Graduate Migration and Regional Development. 2017; : 202-219.|
|Franklin, Rachel S., Plane, David A. The View from Over the Hill: Regional Research in a Post-Demographic Transition World. Regional Research Frontiers - Vol. 1/Regional Research Frontiers - Vol. 1. 2017; : 329-346.|
|Franklin, R. S., van Leeuwen, E. S. For Whom the Bells Toll: Alonso and a Regional Science of Decline. International Regional Science Review. 2016;|
|Bellman, B., Spielman, S. E., Franklin, R. S. Local Population Change and Variations in Racial Integration in the United States, 2000-2010. International Regional Science Review. 2016;|
|Motesharrei, Safa, Rivas, Jorge, Kalnay, Eugenia, Asrar, Ghassem R., Busalacchi, Antonio J., Cahalan, Robert F., Cane, Mark A., Colwell, Rita R., Feng, Kuishuang, Franklin, Rachel S., Hubacek, Klaus, Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando, Miyoshi, Takemasa, Ruth, Matthias, Sagdeev, Roald, Shirmohammadi, Adel, Shukla, Jagadish, Srebric, Jelena, Yakovenko, Victor M., Zeng, Ning Modeling Sustainability: Population, Inequality, Consumption, and Bidirectional Coupling of the Earth and Human Systems. National Science Review. 2016; : nww081.|
|Kourtit, Karima, Nijkamp, Peter, Franklin, Rachel S., Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés A blueprint for strategic urban research: the urban piazza. Town Planning Review. 2014; 85 (1) : 97-126.|
|Franklin, Rachel S. An Examination of the Geography of Population Composition and Change in the United States, 2000-2010: Insights from Geographical Indices and a Shift-Share Analysis. Population, Space and Place. 2014; 20 (1) : 18-36.|
Franklin, Rachel S. and Alessandra Faggian
College Student Migration in New England: Who Comes, Who Goes, and Why We Might Care.
Northeastern Geographer. 2014; 6 : 45-60.
|Faggian, Alessandra, Franklin, Rachel S. Human Capital Redistribution in the USA: The Migration of the College-bound. Spatial Economic Analysis. 2014; 9 (4) : 376-395.|
|Ruth, Matthias, Franklin, Rachel S. Livability for all? Conceptual limits and practical implications. Applied Geography. 2014; 49 : 18-23.|
Rachel S. Franklin
The Landscape of Population Decline in the United States: Considering the roles of the demographic components of change and geography.
2014; : 74-85.
|Cahill, Meagan E., Franklin, Rachel S. THE MINORITY HOMEOWNERSHIP GAP, HOME FORECLOSURE, AND NATIVITY: EVIDENCE FROM MIAMI-DADE COUNTY*. Journal of Regional Science. 2013; 53 (1) : 91-117.|
|Franklin, Rachel S. The Roles of Population, Place, and Institution in Student Diversity in American Higher Education. Growth Change. 2013; 44 (1) : 30-53.|
|Franklin, Rachel S., Ketchum, Jim Working in a Landscape of Recession and Expansion: Academic Jobs in Geography in the United States, 1990–2011. The Professional Geographer. 2013; 65 (2) : 205-220.|
|Franklin RS Benchmarking Student Diversity at Public Universities in the United States: Accounting for State Population Composition.. The Annals of Regional Science. 2012; 49 (2) : 355-372.|
|Rachel S. Franklin Demographic Dimensions: Describing Populations. 2012; : 241-255.|
|Franklin, Rachel S., Ruth, Matthias Growing up and cleaning up: The environmental Kuznets curve redux. Applied Geography. 2012; 32 (1) : 29-39.|
|Franklin, Rachel S., Plane, David A., Gill, Warren Documenting regional science exceptionalism: what’s special about WRSA?. The Annals of Regional Science. 2011; 48 (2) : 391-403.|
|Ruth, Matthias, Kalnay, Eugenia, Zeng, Ning, Franklin, Rachel S., Rivas, Jorge, Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando Sustainable prosperity and societal transitions: Long-term modeling for anticipatory management. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 2011; 1 (1) : 160-165.|
|Franklin, R. S., D. A. Plane Pandora's Box: The Potential and Peril of Migration Data from the American Community Survey. International Regional Science Review. 2006; 29 (3) : 231-246.|
|Franklin, Rachel, Plane, David A. A Shift-Share Method for the Analysis of Regional Fertility Change: An Application to the Decline in Childbearing in Italy, 1952-1991. Geographical Analysis. 2004; 36 (1) : 1-20.|
|Mulligan, Gordon F., Franklin, Rachel, Esparza, Adrian X. Housing Prices in Tucson, Arizona. Urban Geography. 2002; 23 (5) : 446-470.|
|Waldorf, Brigitte, Franklin, Rachel Spatial Dimensions of the Easterlin Hypothesis: Fertility Variations in Italy. Journal of Regional Science. 2002; 42 (3) : 549-578.|
|Book reviews. Papers in Regional Science. 2000; 79 (3) : 343-347.|
American Association of Geographers
Population Association of America
Regional Science Association International
Western Regional Science Association
Regional Studies Assocaition
|SOC 1340 - Principles and Methods of Geographic Information Systems|
|SOC 2612 - Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences|
|SOC 2961B - Applications in Geographic Information Systems|