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About Jill K. Gill

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.


Present Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of History, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 - Charles Gates Award for Best Article in the <em>Pacific Northwest Quarterly</em> 2011-2012 for “Idaho’s ‘Aryan’ Education: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Racial Politics”, Washington State Historical Society
  • 2012-2013 - Arts and Humanities Research Fellowship - Boise State University
  • 2006 - “Women Making History” Recognition, Boise State Women’s Center
  • 2006 - First Runner Up for Foundation Award for Teaching, Boise State University
  • 2003 - Louisville Institute Summer Stipend, Research Award $8000


  • United States History to 1877
  • United States History 1865 to Present
  • America in the 1960s
  • The Vietnam War
  • American Civil Rights Movements
  • The History of Multicultural America
  • American Religious History
  • Sexual Identities and American Society
  • Global Human Rights
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Rights

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Articles (9)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (3)

Book Reviews (1)

Podcasts (1)

Encyclopedia Entries (3)

Dissertation (1)

Presentations (1)