in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Leading the way in social science research

University of Michigan President Santa J. Ono featured the Institute for Social Research in his latest video address. View President Ono’s video here.

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 Hemphill

    Associate Professor of Information, School of Information, Research Associate Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research and Associate Professor of the Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Libby Hemphill directs the Resource Center for Minority Data at ICPSR and holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor … more
  • John Henry Callewaert

    CoE Director of Strategic Projects and Research Investigator, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    As the Director of Strategic Projects in the Office of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, U-M College of … more