Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Timothy Gill

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Dr. Timothy M. Gill

Office: BR 123
Phone: 910.962.7420
Email: gillt@uncw.edu

Research Interest: Political Sociology, Sociological Theory, Latin America, Globalization, Research Methods 


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


B.A.: John Carroll University
M.A.: Cleveland State University
Ph.D.: University of Georgia


Dr. Timothy M. Gill is an assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at UNCW. He has published on an array of topics largely involving U.S. global power, Venezuelan politics and human rights, and sociological theory. His work has been published in several academic outlets, including Sociological Forum, Journal of World-Systems Research, Social Currents, The American Sociologist, and Third World Quarterly. He has also published his work in several public outlets, including the Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, World Politics Review, Jacobin, and Contexts.

Dr. Gill completed his dissertation, The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela: The Case of U.S. Democracy Assistance, Venezuelan National Sovereignty, and International Cooperation Law, at the University of Georgia in 2016. In his dissertation, he focused on U.S. democracy assistance efforts in Venezuela under the government of former President Hugo Chávez, and the Venezuelan government’s attempts to prohibit these efforts. Thereafter, Dr. Gill was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University.

Dr. Gill is currently working on an edited volume titled The Future of U.S. Empire in the Americas: The Trump Administration and Beyond (under contract with Routledge Press), due out in late 2019. He is also turning his dissertation into a book-length manuscript on U.S. foreign policy towards Venezuela under former President Chávez.


Dr. Gill has been an assistant professor of sociology at UNCW since Fall 2016. At UNCW, he teaches Introduction to Sociology (SOC105), Social Theory (SOC360), Globalization and Development (SOC415), and Political Sociology (SOC495).