Mark Franklin's home page







Contact information:



Trinity College Connecticut
Department of Political Science
300 Summit Street
Hartford CT 06106                   (Emeritus Professor)

European University Institute
Department of Political and Social Science

50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Near Florence, Italy                   (Retired Professor)





Mark Franklin is the Reitemeyer Professor Emeritus of International Politics. When he retired from Trinity he became the inaugural Stein Rokkan Professor of Comparative Politics at the European University Institute (EUI, near Florence, Italy) on a five-year contract that ended in 2011, although he remained a director of the European Union Democracy Observatory at the EUI's Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies until 2017. A past Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, Franklin founded the Consortium for European Research with Election Studies (CERES), serves on the Steering Com- mittee of the Monitoring European Democracy (MEDem) infrastructure project and chairs the Advisory Board of the British Election Study. This page gives you access to different aspects of his work.


Short biography (one page)

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Franklin no longer has classroom teaching duties either at Trinity or at the EUI and all his students have now graduated.


Professional activities:


Research programme

Recent scholarly papers and opinion pieces
Monitoring Electoral Democracy (MEDem Interim Website)

Inaugural lecture as the EUI Stein Rokkan Professor of Comparative Politics



Departmental and other affiliations:



European University Institute


Other affiliations:


Harvard University Center for European Studies

(Co-Convener, European Election Monitor, 2013 -)

Nuffield College Oxford

(Senior Research Fellow, then Affiliate, 2007-2015)

Amsterdam School of Communications Research / ASCoR
(Associated Professor, then
Honorary Fellow, 1995-2012)