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from 20+ academic disciplines

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ISR alumni reflect on their education and training in the social sciences at the University of Michigan.

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.

  • Shawna Smith

    Faculty Associate, SRC-Quantitative Methods Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Department
  • Barbara A. Anderson

    Research Professor, PSC Professor, Sociology
    Barbara Anderson studies the relationship between social change and demographic change. Her research focuses on the former Soviet Union, China … more