Frances Corry's research concerns digital pasts and the tools that facilitate their construction, with an emphasis on online archiving, preservation, and memorialization.

She graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a BA in English, where her honors thesis “Changing Times” explored how the New York Times encountered the popular debut of the Web in the mid-1990s. Additional research has explored how piracy affects the citation record of academic journals; the ways that losing digital traces can affect memory-practices; and screenshots as a tool for saving digital space. Prior to joining USC, she directed press and digital media efforts at architecture and design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley, the Hudson River Park Trust, and NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation.

Her work can be viewed at francescorry.net.