Mark Franklin's home page






Contact information:



Department of Political Science

Trinity College Connecticut

300 Summit Street
Hartford CT 06106

Phone: 860 995-5722 

Email: mark.franklin(at)  







Mark Franklin is the John R. Reitemeyer Professor Emeritus of International Politics at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. In September 2006 he moved to the European University Institute in Florence where became the first holder of the Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics. A past Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, he founded the Public Opinion and Participation Section of the European Union Studies Association and is a Director of the European Elections Studies project. This page gives you access to different aspects of his work.




Short biography (half a page)

Vita (eight pages)





Professor Franklin has no current teaching duties at Trinity (see under Other Affiliations: European University Institute, below)





Professional activities:


Research programme

Recent scholarly papers and opinion pieces

European Elections Study 2009 and past EESs

Inaugural lecture as the Stein Rokkan Professor of Comparative Politics

European Union Studies Association Section on Public Opinion and Participation



Departmental and other affiliations:



European University Institute


Other affiliations:



Massachusetts Institute of Technology

(Visiting Scholar, 2011-12)


European University Institute, Florence Italy

(Stein Rokkan Professor of Comparative Politics)


Nuffield College Oxford

(Affiliate – previously Senior Research Fellow)


University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Amsterdam School of Communications Research

(Honorary Fellow)