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Research

Photo of Dr. Franklin with research assistants

Dr. Franklin's research addresses the resilience and the psychological well-being of African-Americans and especially African-American men. In the past Dr. Franklin has worked to understand the impact of racial slights and misrepresentations experienced by people of African descent and the effects of assumptions based on stereotypes held about blacks by the general public.

Team's current research endeavors to look into the manifestation of life themes represented in archived video of therapeutic support groups for African American men.

Presentations

Presenter/Symposium, (2016, August). Out of School Time: A Vital Domain for Psychological Interventions in Children and Youth Development. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Facilitator & Invited Speaker, (2016, June). NGO Roundtable: Achieving Collective Impact in the East Port of Spain Thrive Initiative, Hosted by The Esimaje Foundation, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

Chair & Organizer, (2016, April). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change: Demonstrating Collective Impact in the Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Invited Speaker, (2015, October). The Vital Role of Out of School Time Programs for Black Male Education and Development. Presented at the 4th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, Kingston, Jamaica.

Invited Speaker, (2015, October). Counseling and Working with African American Male Young Adults in College. Counseling and Mental Health Service, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

Chair, (2015, October). Endowed Chairs & LSOE Policy Committee Colloquium Series: Lessons for Immigration Policy from Newcomer Youth and Mixed Status Families, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Chair & Organizer, (2015, May). Nelson Chair Colloquium: Florida Children’s Initiatives: Lessons Learned, Best Practices & Future Outlook. Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change in Overtown Miami in Partnership with Overtown Children & Youth Coalition, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.

Chair & Organizer, (2015, May). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change in Overtown Miami in Partnership with Overtown Children & Youth Coalition, University of Miami, Miami, FL.

Chair & Organizer, (2015, April). Nelson Chair Colloquium: Building a Cradle to Career Policy Agenda for Every Child. Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs in Partnership with Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Chair & Organizer, (2015, April). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs in Partnership with Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Discussant/Symposium, (2015, January). Psychology without Borders: Exploring International Competencies for Science, Service, Training, and Policy. National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Invited Speaker, (2014, November). Masculinity Transformations: Studying Trends and Male Roles.  Presented at the 2014 Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology, Paramaribo, Suriname, South America.

Invited Speaker & Trainer, (2014, September). Working Effectively with Black Males: Family, Parenting, Trauma, and Issues of Invisibility. Professional Development Workshop, Kente Circle Family Services & Coalition of Community Service Organizations, Minneapolis, MN.

Collins, D., Ashby, K., & Franklin, A.J., (2014, August). Uncovering Black male perspectives on racial tensions. Poster session presented at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Collins, D., Ashby, K., & Franklin, A.J., (2014, August). Listening to Black Male Voices: A qualitative Analysis of black Male Identity. Poster session presented at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Presenter/Symposium, (2014, August). Interpretation of themes in Black Men's groups aided by consensual qualitative research. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Invited Speaker, (2014, July). Therapy with African American Men: Challenges of invisibility, utilization, and interventions. 46th Annual International Convention of the Association of Black Psychologists, Indianapolis, IN.

Invited Speaker, (2014, June). Session on Key Research Highlights: Kenneth Clark’s Impact on Brown vs. Board of Education: Celebration of 75th Anniversary of the Psychology Department, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY.

Discussant, (2014, April). Innovations in Addressing the Education and Poverty Crisis: The Importance of Researching “Outside of School.” Annual Convention of American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Chair & Organizer, (2014, March). International Scholars Colloquium: Recreating the schools we need: The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s response to the educational challenges of South Africa. Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Chair & Discussant, (2014, March). Endowed Chairs & International Committee Colloquium Series: Progress Toward UN Millennium Development Goals, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Invited Lecturer, (2014, February). “Anderson J Franklin:” A life journey in the service of human rights and social justice: Personal and Professional Reflections. Lynch School of Education Freshman Seminar, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.