in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

DEI Guiding Principles

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion should be actively cultivated and celebrated at the Institute for Social Research. #WeAreISR

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.

  • Arthur Lupia

    Research Professor, CPS Professor, LSA Political Science
    Arthur Lupia examines how information and institutions affect policy and politics. He studies how people make decisions when they lack … more
  • Trivellore E. Raghunathan

    Center Director, SRC Research Professor, SRC-Survey Methodology Professor, Biostatistics Department
    Dr. Raghunathan's research interests are in the analysis of incomplete data, multiple imputation, Bayesian methods, design and analysis of … more