Welcome to the Jesuit Social Research Institute


The Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, rooted in the faith that does justice.


Banner photo: JSRI released the State of Working Mississippi 2016 report to coincide with the recent Labor Day holiday. The report examines current and historical data related to wages, labor force participation, job market, education, assets and poverty in Mississippi. It also includes proposed policy solutions related to the findings.

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Blood, Floods, and the Future

Summer 2016 Baton Rouge Perspective

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The Dignity of Black Lives

[Dr. Nicholas Mitchell for The Second Line, Fall 2016]

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