in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Training the Next Generation

ISR is providing extraordinary training for the Next Generation of social scientists. Watch this video to see the future of social science in the public interest.

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.

  • Michael W. Traugott

    Research Professor Emeritus/A, CPS
    Michael Traugott studies the mass media and their impact on American politics. This includes research on the use of the … more
  • Michael G. Mueller-Smith

    Faculty Associate, PSC Assistant Professor, Economics
    Mike Mueller-Smith's research examines topics related to the economics of crime, discrimination, and public assistance programs, most notably … more