Kirk Endicott

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Research Associate at the Hood Museum of Art

Currently I am co-organizing a session entitled “Land Rights Challenges for Mobile Foragers” for the 12th Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS) and an associated workshop featuring indigenous activists entitled “Peninsular Malaysia’s ‘Original People’ (Orang Asli) Now: Problems and Prospects” to be held in Penang, Malaysia in July 2018. I also continue to collaborate with Professor Dominy and his former graduate students Vivek Venktaraman and Thomas Kraft on studies of various hunter-gatherer questions, such as why foragers share food beyond the family.

Curriculum Vitae
316 Silsby Hall
HB 6047
D.Phil. University of Oxford, 1976
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1974
B.Litt. University of Oxford, 1969
Diploma. University of Oxford, 1966
B.A. Reed College, 1965

Selected publications

Endicott, Kirk. “Peaceful sociality: The causes of nonviolence among the Orang Asli of Malaysia.” In Jon Henrik Ziegeler Remme and Kenneth Sillander, eds., Human Nature and Social Life. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 97-109. 2017.

Venkataram, Vivek V., Thomas Kraft, Nathaniel J. Dominy, and Kirk M. Endicott. “Hunter-gatherer residential mobility and the marginal value of rainforest patches.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 114, No. 12, pp. 3097-3102. 2017.

Endicott, Kirk, ed., Malaysia's "Original People": Past, Present and Future of the Orang Asli. Singapore National University Press, 2016.

Endicott, Kirk. "Introduction." In K. Endicott, ed., Malaysia's “Original People”: Past, Present and Future of the Orang Asli. National University of Singapore Press, Singapore, pp. 1-38. 2016.

Endicott, Kirk, Lye Tuck-Po, Nurul Fatanah Zahari, and Alice Rudge. "Batek playing Batek for tourists at Peninsular Malaysia’s National Park." Hunter Gatherer Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 95-118. 2016.

Endicott, Karen and Kirk Endicott. "Batek childrearing and morality." In D. Narvaez, A. Fuentes, and P. Gray, eds., Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 108-25. 2014.

Endicott, Kirk. "Peaceful foragers: The significance of the Batek and Moriori for the question of innate human violence." In D. Fry, ed., War, Peace, and Human Nature. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 241-61. 2013.

Endicott, Kirk and Karen Endicott, The Headman Was a Woman: The Gender Egalitarian Batek of Malaysia, Malaysian edition. Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Center for Orang Asli Concerns, 2012. Includes DVD “The Batek: Rainforest Foragers of Kelantan, Malaysia.”

Endicott, Kirk. "Cooperative autonomy: Social solidarity among the Batek of Malaysia." In T. Gibson and K. Sillander, eds., Anarchic Solidarity: Autonomy, Equality, and Fellowship in Southeast Asia. Yale University Council on Southeast Asia Studies, New Haven, CT, pp. 62-87. 2011.

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