Hamsini Sridharan is interested in how discourses about science, technology, democracy, and "the future" shape how technologies come to be contested and governed in the present. She is fascinated by the ways that different communities' imaginings of the future become encoded in technology and policy.

Hamsini holds an MPA from the USC Price School of Public Policy, where she focused on digital media policy, as well as an MA in Anthropology from Columbia University, where she explored the sociocultural underpinnings of conservation genetics. Her undergraduate degree is in Anthropology and International Studies from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the doctoral program at Annenberg, she was the program director for MapLight, a nonprofit organization, where she advanced policy efforts related to campaign finance reform and digital disinformation through research and analysis, coalition building, and public communication.