in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

GSA Highlight

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.

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.

  • Rocio Titiunik

    Research Associate Professor, CPS Associate Professor, LSA Political Science James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science
    Rocio Titiunik works on political methodology and American politics. Her methodological interests center on the validity and limitations of employing … more
  • Yasamin Y. Kusunoki

    Faculty Associate, PSC Assistant Professor, School Of Nursing
    Dr. Kusunoki's research focuses on understanding the sources of gender, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health and demographic … more