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  1. Kirk, R, Peculiar Motion (March, 2016), Finishing Line Press [available here]  [abs].
  2. R. Kirk with Orin Starn and Carlos Ivan DeGregori (coeditors), The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics, The World Readers, edited by Carlos Ivan deGregori, Robin Kirk and Orin Starn (2005), pp. 600, Duke University Press (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 (2003), pp. 336 pages, Public Affairs .
  4. Kirk, R, The Monkey’s Paw: New Chronicles from Peru (1997), University of Massachusetts Press [ref=la_B001K11RZU_1_2] .
  5. The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics, edited by Stein, R; Starn, O; DeGregori, CI (1995), Duke University Press .

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), pp. 39-44, Duke University Press [doi]  [abs].
  2. Kirk, R, The Quiet Company, in Tomorrow, edited by Henderson, K (June, 2013), Kayelle Press  [abs].
  3. Kirk, R, No right to be silent on torture, Muslim World, vol. 103 no. 2 (April, 2013), pp. 229-235, WILEY [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  4. Kirk, R, Human Rights as a Contest of Meanings, Human Rights, Democracy, and Islamic Law, The World & Knowledges Otherwise Project, vol. 1 no. 1 (2012), pp. 1-5, Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke [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, Letter From Belfast, in Best American Travel Writing 2012, edited by Vollman, WT (2011), pp. 231 pages, Mariner Books [travel]  [abs].
  7. Kirk, R, Colombia: Human rights in the midst of conflict, in Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context (December, 2009), pp. 23-45  [abs].
  8. Kirk, R, The Lessons of Mapiripán: A response to Lesley Gill, Transforming Anthropology, vol. 13 no. 2 (Fall) (Fall, 2005), pp. 116-118, American Anthropological Association [The-Lessons-of-Mapiripan-A-Response-to-Lesley-Gill] .

Book Reviews

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


  1. Kirk, R, The Dark Army, edited by Goodman, L, The Moon Magazine (2013) .
  2. Gorriti, G, The Shining Path: History of Peru’s Millennial War (1999), pp. 320-320, University of North Carolina Press [0807846767]  [abs].