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Riot or Rebellion?: The Meaning of Violent Protest from the 1960s to George Floyd

Join us for the 2023 Institute for Social Research lecture in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, February 9, 2023. Elizabeth Hinton will present “Riot or Rebellion?: The Meaning of Violent Protest from the 1960s to George Floyd.” Event details.

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.

  • Barbara A Anderson

    Ronald Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies, Professor of Sociology, Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research
    Dr. Anderson studies the relationship between social change and demographic change. Her research focuses on the former Soviet Union, China … more
  • Philippa J Clarke

    Professor of Epidemiology, Adjunct Lecturer in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty Associate, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    Dr. Clarke received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology/Social Science and Health from the University of Toronto in 2000. Her … more