from 20+ academic disciplines
Calculate your neighborhood’s ‘cognability’
Does your neighborhood help protect your cognitive health as you age? A new tool, an interactive map developed by ISR researchers, allows you to plug in your address and assess how your neighborhood could support healthy cognitive aging under a theory Jessica Finlay and colleagues developed, called “cognability.” Learn more about this research.
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.
Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social ResearchAnne Pitcher studies the comparative politics of developing countries, especially those in Africa. Her research focuses on urban politics, party … more
September 19, 2022
Contact: Morgan Sherburne, 734-647-1844, firstname.lastname@example.org ANN ARBOR—Researchers have been concerned that as the makeup of America’s families grows more complex, Read more
September 15, 2022
Contact: Fernanda Pires, email@example.com FACULTY Q&A ANN ARBOR—In just over two weeks, Brazilians go to the polls to elect the Read more