Research with purpose.

SIS is a diverse community united by a common commitment to service.

At SIS, the pursuit of knowledge aims to tackle the greatest global challenges of our time. Our research approach is inclusive and multidisciplinary, a place where issues and outcomes matter more than methodologies and schools of thought. We believe that the inclusion of diverse approaches and views is the foundation of rigorous research. We hope you’ll take a moment to explore all of the exciting research projects, publications, and events happening at SIS.

Total grant funding increased more than 50 percent from 2018 to 2019

Recent Highlights

SIS Professor Ken Conca

Ken Conca Receives Grawemeyer Award

Ken Conca has been awarded the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order


From left to right: Kyle Murdock, Isabella Alcañiz, and Agustina Giraudy.

On Campus ·

SIS Professor’s Podcast Explores Immigration and Identity

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A protest against the alt-right.

Research ·

Mainstreaming White Supremacy: A Twitter Analysis of the American ‘Alt-Right’

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Listen now to the latest episode: Selling Terrorism Online
From left to right: Cindy McCain, Balazs Martonffy, and Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt.

Achievements ·

SIS PhD Grad Wins Award at Munich Security Conference

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Scholar, Practitioner, Leader

My research allows me to dig deep in the data and get creative.

I advise policymakers on the effects of global integration on local labor markets with an emphasis on Brazil, most recently as a Senior International Economist in President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. In June of this year, I was honored to be ranked in the top five percent of female economists worldwide, according to IDEAS, the largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics.