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.

  • Dirgha J. Ghimire

    Faculty Associate, Society, Population, & Environment Research Professor, PSC
    Dirgha Ghimire studies the relationship among social context, social change, family organization, marriage arrangement and first birth timing in Nepal. … more
  • Melvin Stephens Jr.

    Faculty Associate, PSC Faculty Associate, SRC-HRS Professor, Economics Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
    Melvin Stephens is a labor economist with research interests in displaced workers, household consumption decisions, aging and retirement, and how … more