Pon Souvannaseng

Research Associate, Centre for Crisis Studies & Mitigation, University of Manchester

Pon researches the intersection of environment, governance, infrastructure and international finance. She is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Crisis Studies & Mitigation at the University of Manchester. She has conducted Fulbright-funded research in Mekong Southeast Asia and UKRI-supported research in Myanmar and Ghana. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. She previously served as a Research Analyst at the UN Research Institute for Social Development and Fellow in Political Economy & International Development at UCL. She is a 2020 Mansfield-Luce Asia Policy Scholar and a Visiting Fellow of the East West Center Washington DC & Tama University Centre for Rule-Making Strategy in Tokyo.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Research Associate, Centre for Crisis Studies & Mitigation
  • 2018–2020
    Research Associate, Global Development Institute
  • 2016–2018
    Fellow in Political Economy & International Development, UCL
  • 2014–2016
    Fellow in Development Management, LSE
  • 2008–2010
    Research Analyst, UN Research Institute for Social Development

Education

  • 2019 
    London School of Economics, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Fulbright
    Role:
    Sole Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Fulbright Commission

Professional Memberships

  • Development Studies Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Association for Southeast Asian Studies UK (ASEASUK)
  • American Association of Geographers