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Rachel Franklin

  1. PhD, Geography, University of Arizona 2004
  2. MA, Western European Studies, Indiana University 1996
  3. B.A., French and Political Science, Indiana University (With Distinction) 1994
  4. Degré d’Etudes Françaises, Université de Strasbourg, France 1993

Rachel Franklin’s most recent position was Senior Lecturer at the University Of Maryland School of Public Policy. Prior to holding this position she was Deputy Director at the Association of American Geographers and a Demographer in the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.


Research Interests:
As a population geographer, Franklin is primarily interested in explanations of fertility and mobility variations across space, with an emphasis on empirical applications. Methodologies used in her research typically include spatial regression modeling, regional analytical tools, and GIS. Recent work has addressed the internal migration of the young and educated within the U.S., the use of migration data from the American Community Survey, and regional fertility adjustments in Italy.


Link to Curriculum Vitae.