Gillum is an expert on Muslim American integration and government relations. Her most recent research focuses on the effect of Countering Violent Extremism and Counter Terrorism policies on these communities and their interaction with the government. Gillum is a Fellow at Stanford's Immigration Policy Lab, an Advisor at the Institute for Social Policy and understanding and Regional Director of the Truman National Security Project.
Finds that the perceived religiosity of an interviewer impacts respondents' expressions of personal piety and adherence to Islamic cultural norms.
Explores how the post-9/11 scrutiny has affected Muslim American attitudes towards law enforcement. Examines how Muslim Americans' expectations of fair police treatment change based on whether the suspect is a Muslim or not.
Explores how government counterterrorism policies can alienate the country's most integrated Muslims and become counterproductive to national security.