ISR serves as a national laboratory advancing understanding of human behavior through empirical research. More than 300 scientists are affiliated with one or more of our research centers. Their work provides the foundation for the Institute’s legacy of social science in the public interest.

  • Project Map

    The impact of ISR’s research reaches far beyond Michigan. Learn more about our partners and projects around the world by exploring this interactive map of our international projects.


    ISR has successful research partnerships all over the world, expert faculty, extensive resources and the world’s largest digital archive of social science data.

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    from 20+ academic disciplines

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.

  • Shinobu Kitayama

    Robert B Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    Throughout my career as a psychologist, I have investigated the role of culture in modifying, shaping, and even sometimes forming … more
  • Sandra Tang

    Assistant Research Scientist, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research
    Sandra Tang joined ICPSR in 2020 as an Assistant Research Scientist. She works with colleagues across disciplines in academic, applied, … more