The Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) supports targeted creative, interactive, multi- and interdisciplinary research endeavors involving the social sciences and humanities. The programmatic focus is social and individual transformation. The scholarship focus is on the causes and consequences of the increased interdependence of economic, social, political, and institutional systems. Research extends from public policy to personal identity and includes explorations of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. ISCE also collaborates with other research institutes at Virginia Tech on a variety of topics, including applied ethics, cognitive decision-making, and medical rhetoric.


ISCE News Flash!

Faculty are encouraged to sign up for the ISCE News Flash, an electronic newsletter distributed on Tuesdays, weekly during the academic year and biweekly in the summers. 

The ISCE News Flash includes funding opportunities, notices of conferences, seminars and events as well as announcements and faculty news.

To join, complete the brief form below. If you have previously signed up as an ISCE affiliate, you will automatically begin receiving the ISCE News Flash.

To access the ISCE News Flash archive, click here.

Please contact Yancey Crawford with any questions or to submit news items.

Introducing the ISCE News Flash!

The ISCE News Flash provides funding opportunities, announcements and news to ISCE affiliates on a regular basis. Click here to sign up.


Faculty Spotlight

NEW! Tina Savla's research on aging and caregivers.