Dr. Jill Gill joined the faculty of the Department of History at Boise State University in 2000. She has a B.A. in American Studies and English from Whitworth College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization, with a specialization in socio-political and religious history, from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gill specializes in 20th century American social, political, racial and religious history, with a research focus on the 1960s.
Embattled Ecumenism: The National Council of Churches, the Vietnam War, and the Trials of the Protestant Left (2011)
The Vietnam War and its polarizing era challenged, splintered, and changed The National Council of...
Caught in the Middle: Navigating the Clergy-Laity Gap During the Vietnam War, Journal of Presbyterian History (2011)
Executives within many mainline denominations, such as the United Presbyterian Church in the United States...
Idaho’s 'Aryan' Education: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and Racial Politics, Pacific Northwest Quarterly (2011)
Idaho was among the nation's last states to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and...
Preventing a Second Massacre at Wounded Knee, 1973: Methodists Mediate for Peace, Methodist History (2004)
In 1973, when armed members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) occupied Wounded Knee on...
The Politics of Ecumenical Disunity: The Troubled Marriage of Church World Service and the National Council of Churches, Religion and American Culture (2004)
The fifty-year marriage between Church World Service (CWS) and the National Council of Churches of...
Patriotism, Protestantism, and America’s Christian Image: The National Council of Churches Protests the Vietnam War, Proceedings of the 118th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (2004)
Contributions to Books
The Power and the Glory: Idaho’s Religious History, Idaho’s Place: Rethinking the Gem State’s Past (forthcoming) (2012)
'Mississippi Summer Project 1964' and 'National Council of Churches', Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (2007)
"Peace is Not the Absence of War but the Presence of Justice": The National Council of Churches' Reaction and Response to the Vietnam War, 1965-1972 (1996)
This dissertation examines responses of the National Council of Churches to moral, religious, political and...