in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

GSA Highlight

The Institute for Social Research serves as a national laboratory for the social sciences, advancing public understanding of human behavior through empirical research of extraordinary depth and breadth.

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.

  • Libby Marie Hemphill

    Research Associate Professor, ICPSR - Membership Archives Associate Professor, School Of Information
    Social media, civic engagement, automated moderation techniques, fan studies, political communication, digital curation and data stewardship… more
  • Yuri Zhukov

    Faculty Associate, CPS Assistant Professor, LSA Political Science
    Yuri Zhukov's research focuses on the causes, dynamics and outcomes of conflict, at the international and local levels. His … more