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Riot or Rebellion?: The Meaning of Violent Protest from the 1960s to George Floyd

Join us for the 2023 Institute for Social Research lecture in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, February 9, 2023. Elizabeth Hinton will present “Riot or Rebellion?: The Meaning of Violent Protest from the 1960s to George Floyd.” Event details.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Deborah Loewenberg Ball

    Arthur F Thurnau Professor, William H Payne Collegiate Professor of Education, Professor of Education, School of Education and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    Deborah Loewenberg Ball is the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor in education at the University of Michigan, and an Arthur … more
  • L_Rowell Huesmann

    Amos N Tversky Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies and Psychology, Professor Emeritus of Communication and Media, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Professor Emeritus, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    Huesmann’s research focuses on understanding the psychological foundations of aggressive behavior and in particular on understanding how the observations … more