Director, Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Initiative
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Whitworth College
In addition to the U.S. survey courses, Dr. Gill teaches classes on the 1960s, the Vietnam War, the History of Multicultural America, American Religious History, and Human Rights.
After a year-long post-doctoral research position with the Center for Social and Religious Research at Hartford Seminary, she taught for two years at the University of Findlay in Ohio before returning to her roots in the Pacific Northwest, joining the Boise State faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2000. She specializes in 20th century American social, cultural, political, and religious history with a research focus on the post-World War Two period. Her book, Embattled Ecumenism: the National Council of Churches, the Vietnam War and the Trials of the Protestant Left (Northern Illinois University Press, 2011) explores the anti-Vietnam War efforts of ecumenical Protestants while using that story as a window into understanding the Protestant left’s decline in political influence. Her current book project focuses on black and white racial dynamics in Idaho. Additionally, she has published articles in Peace and Change, Religion and American Culture, the Journal of Presbyterian History, Methodist History, and The Pacific Northwest Quarterly as well as numerous book reviews, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles.
Phone: (208) 426-1316
Spring 2022 Office Hours: Tues 1:30-3:00 & 7:15-7:45 pm; Mon/Wed 1:30-2:00 & 4:30-5pm; or by appointment.
U.S. History, 1865-Present
American Religious History
America in the 1960s
Race, Ethnicity, and Rights
Embattled Ecumenism: The National Council of Churches, the Vietnam War, and the Trials of the Protestant Left
(DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011)
“The Power and the Glory: Idaho’s Religious History,” Idaho’s Place: Rethinking the Gem State’s Past
Adam Sowards, editor (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014)
“Idaho’s ‘Aryan’ Education: Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Racial Politics,”
Pacific Northwest Quarterly 102:4 (Fall 2011)