Hi, I am Sriram.

I am a PhD student at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA. I am also involved with the Global Media Studies Initiative (GMSI) here at Michigan. I am advised by Prof. Aswin Punathambekar.


My research is primarily focused on how technology and culture intertwine to transform what it means to do politics today.

So far, I’ve attempted to answer this question by focusing on the circulation of various forms of political speech online and offline, and the implications of such circulation on the formation of new public cultures in South Asia. I’ve been particularly interested in cases that lie at the intersection of cultural politics, visual culture, and algorithmic media.

My work combines media and cultural studies, and science and technology studies (STS) approaches.

Sriram Mohan

Work Experience

Prior to joining the University of Michigan, I used to work with the School of Media and Cultural Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, where I was involved in the research, design, and development of two digital archives – ‘Remembering 1992‘ and ‘Mill Mumbai.’

Previously, I’ve worked with advertising agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, and McCann Erickson. I was also one of the first few employees of YourStory.com, an online platform for entrepreneurs and investors.


I hold a Bachelors degree in Mass Media from the University of Mumbai, and a Masters in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.


I am interested in technology, education, politics, clean energy, histories, cinema, music, news media, digital cultures, art, design, and poetry.

I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to collaborate, work together, or discuss an interesting project. You can email me at sriramm@umich.edu.


The header images used on this site are details from paintings in the online collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each of these depict an act of ‘speech’ or communication, ranging from proclamation to prayer. As images of works of art that are in the public domain, they have been made available by the museum for “limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only.” Props to the Met for putting them up online.