The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) is a public benefit foundation funded by a group of private philanthropists with interests in academia and social science, founded in 2008. It is dedicated to advancing the social sciences through the promotion of new modes of inquiry and the development of interdisciplinary expertise and methods, and through better understanding of social entities and processes.
The ISRF believes that interdisciplinary research — understood here as not just the simple combination of traditional approaches, but the conversation between established disciplines and the introduction of new modes of inquiry — is critical for the advancement of new knowledge and for solving contemporary theoretical and practical problems.
Dr. Ivano Cardinale
Ivano Cardinale is a Lecturer in Economics at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is developing an approach to political economy that draws on structural economic analysis and social theory. He is also interested in the comparative analysis of economic theories. He is one of the interviewers for this project. He interviewed Professor Charles Goodhart in Series I and Dr. Ha-Joon Chang and Professor Tony Lawson in Series II.
Dr. Constantinos Repapis
Constantinos Repapis is a Lecturer in Economics at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research is on history of economic thought and economic methodology. He is the convenor of the BA Economics programme. He is one of the interviewers of this project. He interviewed Professor Sheila Dow and Professor Geoff Harcourt in Series I and Professor Julie Nelson in Series II.
Dr. Ricardo Leizaola
Ricardo Leizaola is a Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist specializing in visual anthropology and ethnobotany. His research interests include urban ethnobotany, ethnographic film, visual ethnography and information visualization. He is involved in the practical training in visual methods of research students, research staff and in the production of their audiovisual products. He was responsible for the camera work and video production of all six interviews.