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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Sharath Srinivasan is David and Elaine Potter Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies, a Fellow of King’s College Cambridge, and Co-Director of the University’s Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR). Sharath lived and worked in Sudan in the early 2000s and has been researching in and on the region ever since.  His book, When Peace Kills Politics: International Intervention and Unending Wars in the Sudans, was published in 2021(Hurst/OUP). Alongside longstanding work on Sudan, his current research focuses on communication technology and politics, and peaceful assembly. He is co-founder of non-profit digital social research spinout, Africa’s Voices ( Sharath was elected as a Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute in 2015 and became a Trustee in 2023. He is also a Trustee of the British Institute in Eastern Africa.