Department of Social Sciences and Humanities - IIIT Delhi

Aasim Khan

Assistant Professor

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, social networks and big data. His research themes concern the concomitant rise of the new media technologies and populism and their implications for politics and democracy, with a focus on contemporary India. 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 completed a second MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. Dr Khan has established a new research hub NewsLab to study digital journalism in India, and is also collaborating with international partners on projects concerning the digitalisation and its relation to welfare politics and civic activism

KeyWords: Digital Politics and democracy, Journalism, Environmental politics, Civic Activism