from 20+ academic disciplines
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.
ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.
Projects & Grants
We conduct research in a wide variety of areas. View some of our recent project highlights or explore them all by topic area.
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.
February 11, 2019
ANN ARBOR—The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which spans many decades, has left numerous youths who see the violence around them struggling with Read more
February 8, 2019
ANN ARBOR—To commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ISR presented part one of this year’s Read more
February 1, 2019
ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment fell in January to its lowest level since Donald Trump was elected, according to the latest University Read more
January 29, 2019
Gerald (Jerry) Gurin, a professor and research scientist at the University of Michigan throughout his career, died on January 20, Read more