Sharath Srinivasan, Ph.D. co-directs the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge, where he is David and Elaine Potter Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies and a Fellow of King’s College. He is an interdisciplinary and applied researcher currently working on issues at the intersection of digital technology and politics in Africa.
He co-founded Africa’s Voices, a non-profit civic technology spin-out from research, headquartered in Kenya. His current research with Cambridge Computer Laboratory colleagues combines political theory and human-computer interaction to reimagine socio-technical systems that can be built to serve civic democracy.
From 2022-24, Sharath is a Visiting Fellow in Technology and Human Rights at Harvard University’s Carr Center in the Kennedy School of Government. Sharath also serves as a Trustee of the British Institute in Eastern Africa and is a Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute.