Frances Corry's research is concerned with technology, memory, and archives, and asks questions about how conceptions of the past are (or are not) shaped by technological change. Her dissertation looks to the process of social media sunsetting in the context of digital memory. Other writing and research can be found in the International Journal of Communication, Computer Communication Review (CCR), Feminist Media Studies, First Monday, and in the edited volume Uncertain Archives.

Frances received a BA with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, where her thesis explored how the New York Times grappled with the popular debut of the web in the mid 1990s, and later went on to receive a master's in communication from USC en route to her PhD.

She is the recipient of fellowships from Harvard University's Library Innovation Lab, the ACM History Committee, as well as the Annenberg School for her dissertation work. Frances has also worked with the Computer History Museum, the International Journal of Communication, and the Los Angeles Public Libraries on The Autograph Book of Los Angeles.