in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Welcome to ISR

We are a leader in developing and applying new social science methods, and are committed to educating the next generation of social scientists. Learn more:

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.

  • Arun Agrawal

    Faculty Associate, CPS Professor, Sch For Environ And Sustain
    Arun Agrawal's work focuses on the politics of international development, institutional change and environmental conservation. He has written extensively … more
  • Alix M. Gould-Werth

    Staff, Sociology
    Alix Gould-Werth's research interests center around social welfare policy, social programs and their evaluation, social stratification, social mobility, … more