Robin Kirk

Robin Kirk
External address: 
114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Smith Warehouse B183, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90403, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 641-0635

Education & Training

  • M.F.A., Vermont College 2014

  • B.A., University of Chicago 1982

Selected Grants

Pauli Murray Project-Anti-Oppression/Community Building Programs awarded by Andrus Family Fund (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

Straight Up Queer Truth LGBTQQ Youth Resource Guide awarded by Alliance For Full Acceptance (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Weaving a Net of Accountability: Taking on Extraoridinary Rendition at the State and Regional Level awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2010

Kirk, R. Peculiar Motion (In preparation). Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, March 2016. (Collection) Open Access Copy

Kirk, R. The Monkey’s Paw: New Chronicles from Peru. University of Massachusetts Press, 1997.

The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Ed. R Stein, O Starn, and CI DeGregori. Duke University Press, 1995.

Kirk, R. "The Quiet Company." Tomorrow. Ed. K Henderson. Kayelle Press, June 2013.

Kirk, R. "Letter From Belfast." Best American Travel Writing 2012. Ed. WT Vollman. Mariner Books, 2011.

Kirk, R. "Colombia: Human rights in the midst of conflict." Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context. December 1, 2009. 23-45.

Kirk, R. "When the shooting stops: How transitional justice turns knowledge into acknowledgment." World Policy Journal 33.3 (September 1, 2016): 39-44. Full Text

Kirk, R. "The Quiet Company." Ed. K Henderson. (June 2013). (Academic Article)

Kirk, R. "No right to be silent on torture." Muslim World 103.2 (April 1, 2013): 229-235. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kirk, R. "Human Rights as a Contest of Meanings." The World & Knowledges Otherwise Project 1 (2012): 1-5. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy

Kirk, R. "The Lessons of Mapiripán: A response to Lesley Gill." Transforming Anthropology 13.2 (Fall) (2005): 116-118.

Kirk, R. "The Dark Army." Ed. L Goodman. The Moon Magazine (2013). (Academic Article)

Sugar Pop. Writer. story (2014)


"For one terrible moment, she saw the thing that lived in his eyes when he thought no one but Allison was looking."

The Quiet Company. Writer. story (2012)


A group of high schoolers discovers that the dividing line between humans and monsters can be as thin as a casual scratch on the arm or an unwanted embrace.

The Dark Army. Writer. story (2011)


Jesson thinks about his past as he is recovering from a stroke and must decide if he wants to confront the loss of his family.