Publications of Robin Kirk


  1. Kirk, R. Peculiar Motion. Finishing Line Press, March, 2016.
  2. R. Kirk with Orin Starn and Carlos Ivan DeGregori (coeditors). The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Edited by Carlos Ivan deGregori, Robin Kirk and Orin Starn. The World Readers Duke University Press, 2005. 600 pp. (I co-edit Duke Press’s “World Reader” series, with readers published on Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Alaska, Cuba, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica, among others)
  3. Kirk, R. More Terrible than Death: Massacres, Drugs and America’s War in Colombia. Public Affairs, 2003. 336 pages pp.
  4. Kirk, R. The Monkey’s Paw: New Chronicles from Peru. University of Massachusetts Press, 1997.
  5.  The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Edited by Stein, R; Starn, O; DeGregori, CI. Duke University Press, 1995.

Papers Published

  1. Kirk, R. "When the shooting stops: How transitional justice turns knowledge into acknowledgment." World Policy Journal  vol. 33 no. 3 (September, 2016.): 39-44.
  2. Kirk, R. "No right to be silent on torture." Muslim World  vol. 103 no. 2 (April, 2013.): 229-235.
  3. Kirk, R. "Human Rights as a Contest of Meanings." The World & Knowledges Otherwise Project Human Rights, Democracy, and Islamic Law vol. 1 no. 1 ( 2012.): 1-5.
  4. Kirk, R. "The Body in Pain: What do people of faith have to say about torture." Sojourners  (June, 2011.).
  5. Kirk, R. "The Lessons of Mapiripán: A response to Lesley Gill." Transforming Anthropology  vol. 13 no. 2 (Fall) (Fall, 2005.): 116-118.

Articles & Book Chapters

  1. Kirk, R. "The Quiet Company." Tomorrow. Edited by Henderson, K.  (June, 2013.).
  2. Kirk, R. "Letter From Belfast." Best American Travel Writing 2012. Edited by Vollman, WT.  ( 2011.): 231 pages.
  3. Kirk, R. "Colombia: Human rights in the midst of conflict." Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context  (December, 2009.): 23-45.

Book Reviews

  1. Kirk, R. "Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: US Policymaking in Colombia by Winifred Tate." Anthropological Quarterly  vol. 89 no. 4 ( 2016.): 1271-1275.


  1. Kirk, R. "The Dark Army." The Moon Magazine. Edited by Goodman, L.  ( 2013.).
  2. Gorriti, G. "The Shining Path: History of Peru’s Millennial War."   ( 1999.): 320-320.