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Publications of Robin Kirk    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Kirk, R. Peculiar Motion. Finishing Line Press, March, 2016. [available here]  [abs]
  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) [html]  [abs]
  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. [ref=la_B001K11RZU_1_2]

Papers Published

  1. Kirk, R. "Reflections on a silent soldier." American Scholar  vol. 88 no. 4 (September, 2019.): 30-40.
  2. Kirk, R. "When the shooting stops: How transitional justice turns knowledge into acknowledgment." World Policy Journal  vol. 33 no. 3 (September, 2016.): 39-44. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Kirk, R. "No right to be silent on torture." Muslim World  vol. 103 no. 2 (April, 2013.): 229-235. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  4. 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. [Human-Rights-as-a-Contest-of-Meanings]
  5. Kirk, R. "The Body in Pain: What do people of faith have to say about torture." Sojourners  (June, 2011.). [The-Body-in-Pain-What-do-people-of-faith-have-to-say-about-torture]  [abs]
  6. Kirk, R. "The Lessons of Mapiripán: A response to Lesley Gill." Transforming Anthropology  vol. 13 no. 2 (Fall) (Fall, 2005.): 116-118. [The-Lessons-of-Mapiripan-A-Response-to-Lesley-Gill]

Articles & Book Chapters

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

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. [doi]


  1. Kirk, R. "The Dark Army." The Moon Magazine. Edited by Goodman, L.  ( 2013.).

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