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Michigan Minds: COVID-19 and Social Infrastructure with Jessica Finlay

In this episode of Michigan MindsJessica Finlay, postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Social Research, explains how third places provide a social glue to society, and shares her thoughts on how the pandemic is impacting them.

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 R. Elliott

    Research Professor, SRC-Survey Methodology Professor, Biostatistics Department
    Michael Elliott's research interests include the design and analysis of sample surveys, U.S. Census undercount, and missing and … more
  • Beverly I. Strassmann

    Faculty Associate, RCGD Professor, Anthropology
    Beverly Strassmann's research focuses on evolution and human behavior. Her current projects include a longitudinal study of the influence … more