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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.

  • Joshua M. Pasek

    Faculty Associate, CPS Associate Professor, LSA Communication And Media Research Assistant Professor, Umor Mi Inst For Data Science
    Josh Pasek explores how new media and psychological processes each shape political attitudes, public opinion, and political behaviors. Josh also … more
  • Lisa Wexler

    Research Professor, RCGD Professor, School Of Social Work
    Professor Wexler's research focuses on three overlapping and complimentary areas that address both scientific and community priorities: suicide prevention, … more