Shiju Sam Varughese is assistant professor at the Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSSTIP) in School of Social Sciences of Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. His research interests are media and science communication, public engagement with science and technology, social history of knowledge, and cultural studies of science and technology. He is the author of Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017). The book examines the symbiotic relationship between science and mass media in the context of public controversies over science. He has also edited (along with Satheese Chandra Bose) the volume, Kerala Modernity: Ideas, Spaces and Practices in Transition (Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2015, paperback edition: 2017).