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.


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.

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