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.

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    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.

  • Alexandra Minna Stern

    Faculty Associate, PSC Associate Dean, LSA Dean: Dean's Office Professor, American Culture Professor, History Professor, LSA Women's Studies Professor, LSA Ug: Honors Professor, Obstetrics And Gynecology Dept
    Alexandra Stern's research focuses on the history of eugenics and the uses and misuses of genetics in the United … more
  • Ioulia Kovelman

    Faculty Associate, RCGD Associate Professor, Psychology
    Dr. Kovelman's research interests are in language and reading development in monolingual and bilingual infants, children, and adults. Her … more