Pon Souvannaseng is Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Bentley University.

A political economist by training, her research examines state and business behavior in global infrastructure competition and its social, environmental and fiscal implications. Her work examines these dynamics through the intersection of private and public sector actors in comparative global infrastructure lending and energy development in Asia and Africa. She is particularly interested in state-capital market interactions in the financialization of infrastructure and South-South asymmetric dependency.