in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

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ISR alumni reflect on their education and training in the social sciences at the University of Michigan.

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.

  • Ragnhild Nordaas

    Faculty Associate, CPS Assistant Professor, LSA Political Science
    Ragnhild Nordås´ core research interests are in political violence and repression. Current research projects focus in particular … more
  • Jon D. Miller

    Research Scientist, CPS Research Scientist, Soe-Educational Studies
    Jon's expertise is in the measurement and analysis of the public understanding of science and technology. Jon has measured … more