Dr Pon Souvannaseng


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Pon Souvannaseng is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Crisis Studies & Mitigation at the University of Manchester.  She has previously conducted research on the UKRI-supported FutureDAMS research consortia.  Her research interests include:

  • Development finance and aid
  • The political economy of global infrastructure expansion
  • Resource and energy politics
  • Comparative and International Political Economy
  • Development history and policy in Asia and Africa
  • Environmental politics and governance.

She has conducted extensive research on Mekong Southeast Asia  and works on infrastructure and environmental governance issues in West and East Africa and East/Southeast Asia.

She has previously served as a Fellow in Political Economy and International Development at University College London (UCL) and as a Research Analyst at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). She has been a Fulbright Research Scholar in Southeast Asia and a CODESRIA-CLACSO-APISA South-South Young Laureate Award holder. She is currently a 2020 Mansfield-Luce Asia Policy Scholar and East West Center DC - Japan Foundation Fellow. She holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Tufts University.

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