Franklin is a lecturer in cultural and historical geography at the University of Bristol, UK. From 2011 to 2015 he was a lecturer in human geography at the University of Edinburgh. Franklin is author of Domestic Wild: Memory, Nature, and Gardening in Suburbia and numerous articles and book chapters on cultural geographies of nature, the nonhuman, and environment–society relations. Franklin’s research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Carnegie Trust, and the Royal Geographical Society. His current research focuses on the politics and philosophy of plant life, including fieldwork in urban Pakistan, and on Anthroposcenic landscapes in Scotland. Franklin has a PhD in Geography from King’s College London.
RCC Research Project: Anthroposcenes in the Firth of Forth
- Domestic Wild: Memory, Nature and Gardening in Suburbia. London: Routledge, 2016.
- “When Horses Won’t Eat: Apocalypse and the Anthropocene.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105, no. 2 (2015): 351–59.
- “Sticky Lives: Slugs, Detachment and More-Than-Human Ethics in the Garden.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 39, no. 4 (2014): 532–44.
- “Dig for Victory! New Histories of Wartime Gardening in Britain.” Journal of Historical Geography 38, no. 3 (2014): 294–305.
- “Extension, Subversion, Containment: Eco-nationalism and (Post)Colonial Nature in Aotearoa New Zealand.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 33, no. 3 (2008): 335–53.
- with Uli Beisel and Maan Barua. “Flourishing with Awkward Creatures: Togetherness, Vulnerability, Killing.” Environmental Humanities 4 (2014): 113–23.