Elizabeth Reynolds

Postdoctoral Fellow
PHD, Columbia University
BA, Barnard College
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    • Thursday
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    • Washington University
    • MSC: 1062-107-114
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130
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    Elizabeth Reynolds studies Tibetan and Chinese History.

    Elizabeth is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2020. Her manuscript, titled "Tibet Incorporated: Institutional Power and Economic Practice on the Sino-Tibetan Borderland, 1930-1950", delves into the world of Kham, a Tibetan region at the epicenter of Chinese and Tibetan political struggles of the 20th century.

    Her research interests include:  economic and social history of Tibet from the 19th to 20th centuries with a particular focus on monastic economies, currency, taxation, labor systems, and trade networks in Tibet and East Asia.

    Elizabeth offers the following courses in the History Department:

    Wheels of Commerce: Industrial Revolution to Global Capitalism
    Cultural Encounters: China and Eurasia since the Middle Ages
    Economic History of China: From the Silver Age to Reform and Opening, 1500-1990