Shikha Silwal Assistant Professor of Economics

Shikha Silwal

Huntley 114
540.458.8256
silwals@wlu.edu
Website - Curriculum Vitae

Professor Silwal joined Washington & Lee University in 2012. Her research interests are in the areas of development, conflict and peace studies, and migration, with a special focus on South Asian countries. She is a core member of the Middle East and South Asia studies minor and an affiliate faculty of the Shepherd Program.

Professor Silwal serves as an associate editor of the Economics of Peace and Security Journal. She also has experience teaching at the primary level in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was born and raised.

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Research

Development Economics, Conflict and Peace Studies, and Migration

Teaching

Economics of War and Peace, Culture and Economic Development (300-level seminar), and Caste at the Intersection of Economy, Religion, and Law (Spring Term Study Abroad to Nepal, jointly with Prof. Tim Lubin). All courses carry Global Learning (GL) designation and count towards Poverty and MESA minors. Additionally, the study abroad class is cross-listed with the Religion department, also counts towards WGSS minor, and satisfies experiential learning requirement.