2022 M.S. Geography, Minor in Applied Anthropology, The University of North Texas
2020 B.S. Geography, Minor in Anthropology, summa cum laude, The University of North Texas
Global North cities;
Capitalist urban development;
Neoliberal urban governance;
Kirk, R. (2023). Neoliberal multiculturalism in Dallas: The discursive foundations of diversity-led gentrification in an aspiring U.S. global city. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X231152258.
Kirk, R. (2023). Lifestyle centers, the next boom and bust after shopping malls? Governance, public-private partnerships, and Guy Debord’s spectacle in Dallas-Fort Worth. Cities, 133, 104155. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2022.104155.
Kirk, R. (2020). The anti-capitalist chronicles by David Harvey. Human Geography, December 2020. DOI: 10.1177/1942778620979313.
Grants & Awards
Voertman-Ardoin Graduate Fellowship 2020–2022 — The University of North Texas
2020 F. Andrew Schoolmaster Award to Outstanding Undergraduate Student — The University of North Texas