The International Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies (IIPSS) is a nonprofit foundation whose purpose is the production and development of critical thinking in philosophy and social sciences, through the public discussion between different actors of culture, civil society, and the State. It was founded in 2017, bringing together researchers and academics from the philosophy and social sciences.
Our team and the directory are chaired by the sociologist Tomás Peters. Currently, the Institute has its offices in Santiago of Chile and part of its team in Germany and the United States.
About our President
Tomás Peters is BA. in Sociology from Universidad Alberto Hurtado and MA. in History of Art of the University of Chile. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the School of Arts at Birkbeck, University of London. His main areas of research include cultural studies, sociology of art, Latin American studies and cultural policy. Visiting Researcher at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut in Berlin (2015). Currently, he teaches in the MA in Arts and Cultural Management program at the Universidad de Chile. He is the co-editor of La trama social de las prácticas culturales. Sociedad y subjetividad en el consumo cultural de los chilenos (Santiago de Chile: Universidad Alberto Hurtado,2012), and of several papers on art and society.