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