in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Passing of James Jackson, a giant in ISR and the social sciences

James personified exceptional leadership. We were honored to work alongside him at ISR. He will be dearly missed, as his impact continues onward.

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.

  • Alexandra K. Murphy

    Faculty Associate, PSC Assistant Professor, Sociology Director Academic Program, Sociology Assistant Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy
    Dr. Murphy's research uses ethnographic methods to examine how poverty and inequality are experienced, structured, and reproduced across and … more
  • Deborah L. Ball

    Research Professor, SRC - Education & Well Being Professor, School Of Education
    Dr. Ball's research focuses on the work of teaching mathematics in ways that disrupt the reproduction of inequity and … more