in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Featured Video

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.

  • Jacob C. Fisher

    Research Investigator, Innovation, Networks & Knowledge
    Dr. Fisher's research focuses on developing and testing better network diffusion models, to understand how ideas, innovations, and information … more
  • Maris A. Vinovskis

    Research Professor, CPS Professor, History Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy A M and H P Bentley Professor of History
    Maris Vinovskis' research interests include historical and policy studies of U.S. social, political and education developments. Much of his … more