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from 20+ academic disciplines

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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.

  • Susan M. Jekielek

    Assistant Research Scientist, ICPSR - Membership Archives
    Dr. Jekielek directs operations of ICPSR's Education and Child Care Data Archives. While at the U.S. Department of … more
  • Vincent L. Hutchings

    Research Professor, CPS Professor, LSA Political Science Hanes Walton Jr Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies
    Professor Hutchings' general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior, and African American politics. Professor Hutchings also studies how the … more


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