Shikha Silwal Associate Professor of Economics

Shikha Silwal

Holekamp 212
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on leave 2020-2021 Academic Year

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.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Pittsburgh


Development Economics, Conflict and Peace Studies, and Migration


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.