Aasim Khan is a social scientist with an interest in theories of the ‘public sphere,’ digital citizenship and civic media in India. His doctoral research at King’s College London is on the sociology and politics of communications rights in India and the impact of the Internet. Aasim did his MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and completed his B.Sc. from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. Over the years he has been awarded several research fellowships including the Global Institute scholarship & the 1st Mazumdar fellowship for his doctoral work at KCL. In 2014 he was awarded the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) fellowship in Berlin where he published a report on the future of Internet governance. His articles and commentary have appeared in Global Policy, Economic and Political Weekly and he is also a regular contributor to The Book Review.