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


Research Interests

20th Century American History, American Religious History, and History of Race in America

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

Contact Information

E-mail: jgill@boisestate.edu

Books (1)

Articles (9)

Contributions to Books (6)

Presentations (2)

Dissertation (1)