Ami Shah

Chair of Global Studies

Ami Shah

Office Location:Hauge Administration Building - Room 222C

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Associate Professor of Global Studies


  • Ph.D., Development Studies, University of Oxford, 2007
  • M.Phil. with Distinction, Development Studies, University of Oxford, 2002
  • B.A., International Affairs, The George Washington University, 2000

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • IPE
  • Neoliberalism
  • Urban Studies
  • Identity
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Citizenship
  • West Africa
  • South Asia


Dr. Shah joined the Department of Political Science at PLU in 2012, and Global Studies and Anthropology in 2014.  She teaches classes focused on Global Development, International Relations, Africa, South Asia, and Urban Studies.  Dr. Shah conducts research in Nigeria and India, where she examines the effects of neoliberal urban development policies on livelihoods, identities, and state-society relations for the urban poor.