Rachel S. Franklin Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research), Associate Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences

I am trained as a geographer and regional scientist and am currently the Associate Director of Brown's Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) initiative. I teach courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geographical analysis through the Sociology department.

In terms of 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.

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