in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

DEI Guiding Principles

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion should be actively cultivated and celebrated at the Institute for Social Research. #WeAreISR

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.

  • Felichism W. Kabo

    Assistant Research Scientist, SRC-Social Envir & Health
    Felix Kabo obtained his professional architecture degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His primary research interest is … more
  • Chichun Fang

    Assistant Research Scientist, SRC-HRS Research Area Specialist Lead, SRC-Survey Research Center
    Chichun Fang's research areas include labor economics, health economics, compensation, pension and wage inequality. His work examines how the … more