Aasim Khan is a social scientist with cross-disciplinary interests in the theories of new media and online communications and their intersection with the field of politics, policy and democracy. He completed his B.Sc. from St. Stephen’s College,Delhi University and holds an MA from the AJK Mass Communications Research Center, Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. He also holds an MA in Global Media from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. In 2012, he was awarded a research fellowship to pursue a PhD at the India Institute, King’s College London and he is currently revising his final dissertation for submission. His doctoral research focuses on the role of civil society in India’s new media and Internet policy debates since the emergence of digital networks since the late 1980s.
Over the years, Aasim’s research and writings have appeared in journals. His academic research has appeared in journals including SARAI MediaNagar (2006), Economic and Political Weekly (2013), Global Policy (2014), Culture Unbound (forthcoming). He has also contributed chapters for research anthologies published by Penguin India and Zubaan books (2012), Orient Blackswan (forthcoming). His academic work has been supported by a range of institutions including a student stipendship by CSDS Delhi (2005), Fellowship for Mid-career journalists by PANOS South Asia (2008), Mazumdar Fellowship and Global Institute Fellowship, King’s College London (2012-15.) In 2014, Aasim was selected as a fellow by the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin and participated in a series of conferences in Japan, China, Germany and the US.