Tibet, China, monastic economies, currency, taxation, labor systems, trade networks in Tibet and East Asia
Dr. Reynolds is an historian of Tibet and China from the 19th century to the present. Her work centers on the economic and social history of Tibet with a particular focus on monastic economies, currency, taxation, labor systems, and trade networks in Tibet and East Asia. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2020 and has spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the History Department at Washington University in St. Louis. 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. She joins WEAI as a Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellow in China Studies.