Welcome to the Institute of Andean Research: The IAR
The IAR is a non-profit scientific and educational corporation dedicated to the increase and spread of knowledge in the various branches of Latin American anthropology. With an original focus on the Andean region of South America, the Institute of Andean Research now extends its sphere of activities to all of South America, Central America, Mexico and the United States of America.
Its charter purposes are to stimulate, guide, direct, and conduct research work in anthropology generally, to furnish scholarships to distinguished and worthy students to carry on anthropological research, to publish the results of such research, to receive funds from donors wishing to contribute to such purposes, and to do all things - incidental or necessary to achieve such purposes (Mason 1967).
Read more about the principles and mission of the Institute of Andean Research, and stay current on recent IAR news and events. Meet our executive officers and charter members.
What We Do
Explore what drives the IAR and learn more about what our institute does, including workshops, past and future projects, and grants.
Browse a complete list of current and past Institute of Andean Research publications. Read summaries of books, articles, and reports, and download PDFs of out of print texts.
Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Please feel free to contact us and one of our executive officers will get back to you.