Professor (Cultural Anthropology, political violence, human rights)
Cultural Anthropology, political violence, human rights, global economic restructuring, the state, and transforamtions in class, gender, and ethnic relations in Bolivia, Columbia, and elsewhere in Latin America
Dr. Gill's research in Latin America focuses on political violence, human rights, global economic restructuring, the state, and transformations in class, gender, and ethnic relations. She has conducted research in Bolivia, Colombia and the United States. She is interested in how free-market reforms and political violence have generated new, and aggravated old forms of inequality and reshaped the nature of collective action. Her books include: Precarious Dependencies: Gender, Class and Domestic Service (Columbia University Press, 1994), Teetering on the Rim: Global Restructuring, Daily Life and the Armed Retreat of the Bolivian State (Columbia University Press, 2000), and The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence (Duke University Press, 2004).