Dr. Aasim Khan is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, IIIT-Delhi. As a social scientist he has cross-disciplinary interests in theories of social media and social networks. His research themes concern the rise of new media and digital technology and their implications for politics, policy and more broadly democracy in contemporary world. He completed his PhD in Politics and Public Policy (Contemporary India) from King's College London. Dr Khan holds an MA from the AJK Mass Communication Research Center, Jamia Millia Islamia and also completed an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He was awarded the Global Institutes fellowship and the Mazumdar Fellowship (2012-2015) in the course of his doctoral studies. In 2014, he received the Global Governance Futures fellowship awarded by the GPPi Institute (Berlin). Over the years, his research and commentary have appeared in various academic and popular media, including on themes such as internet governance and online access policy. Dr Khan is currently editing a special volume on digital politics and ‘millennial India.'