I completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2003. Before coming to the University of Idaho, I was an assistant professor at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. In 2012 I was promoted to associate professor at Idaho. My intellectual pursuits are driven by a desire to understand the sources of violence in society, variants of social control applied by the criminal justice system, and resistance to violence and repression. In particular, my research focuses on the interplay between social control and dissent and the conflict this interplay raises in democratic societies.
I enjoy teaching courses in social control, policing, inequalities in justice, violence and society, social movements, political sociology, globalization, and social theory. I integrate an international perspective into many of my courses in order to address the complexity and inequality evident in our interconnected and globally stratified world.
For more information, please see Dr. Gillham's website: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/gillham/