Poonam Pandey

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Poonam Pandey is a research associate at DST-Centre for Policy Research IISc, Bangalore. Her work at DST-CPR engages with Responsible Research and Innovation and policy aspects of second generation (2G) bioethanol in India and Brazil. She has completed a post-doc from Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Ph. D from Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU, New Delhi. Most of her work on emerging technologies in health, energy and agriculture builds on the interdisciplinary aspects of science policy, STS and innovation studies. She is currently serving as a board member for the Society of New and Emerging Technologies (S.Net) and reviewer for various international journals.


Journal Special Issue:

Pandey, P. (2020). Responsible Research and Innovation in the Global South: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and the Pursuit of Symmetry—Special issue of Science, Technology & Society (Sage Publications, Open Access), co-edited with W.E. Bijker, G. Valkenburg and A. Mamidipudi, Volume 25, Issue 2. https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/STS/current.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (peer reviewed):

Pandey, P. 2020. RRI’s ‘Commitment to Care’ and Vulnerability of Agricultural Systems: The ‘Problem’ of Rice Straw Burning in India, Science, Technology and Society, 25 (2): 240-255, Sage Publications. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0971721820902965.

Pandey, P. 2020. Responsible Research and Innovation in the Global South: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and the Pursuit of Symmetry in Science, Technology and Society, 25 (2): 215-222. Sage Publications (with Wiebe Bijker, Govert Valkenburg and Annapurna Mamidipudi).



Pandey, P. 2019. Indian Perspectives on Responsible Innovationand Frugal Innovation in Rene Von Schomberg and Jonathan Hankins (ed.) International Handbook on Responsible Innovation: A Global Resource, Edward Elgar, UK (with Ravi Srinivas).

Pandey, P. 2019. Technology Assessment in Global Perspective: The Indian Case in Miltos Ladikas and Julia Hahn (ed.) Towards a Global TA, KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Scientific Publishing, Germany (with Pranav Desai and Sachin Chaturvedi).

Pandey, P. (2018). What Makes Research Responsible: An Indian Perspective? TATuP, 27 (3), 63-66.

Pandey, P. 2016. Responsible Innovation and Nanotechnology: The ‘Indian’ Experience in DM Bowman, A Dijkstra, C Fautz, J Guivant, K Konrad, H van Lente and S Woll (eds.) Responsibility and Emerging Technologies: Experiences, Education and Beyond, AKA Verlag: Berlin.

Pandey, P. 2016. Sociotechnical Imaginaries and India’s crusade for Nanotechnology in Arno A Bamme, G Getzinger, and T Berger (eds.) Yearbook 2014 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Profil: Munich and Vienna.

Pandey, P. 2013. ‘Moving Forward Responsibly’: From Agribiotechnology to Agrinanotechnology in India. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 81-101.

Pandey, P. 2013. Triple Helix for Communication of Innovations: Case Study of Bt Cotton in India. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 21-42. Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (Revise and Resubmit).

Pandey, P. Bringing Laxmi and Saraswati together: Nano-Scientists and Imaginary of Academic Entrepreneurship in India (with Mario Pansera).

Pandey, P. Knowledge Politics, Vulnerability and Recognition-Based Justice: Renewable Energy Transitions in India(with Aviram Sharma).

Pandey, P. Epic narratives of the Green Revolution in Brazil, India and China, (with Lidia Cabral and Xiuli Xu). Manuscripts under Preparation.

Pandey, P. Bringing Frugal Innovations in Healthcare: A Case Study of Nano-Enabled Diagnostic Start-ups in India.

Pandey, P. On the Record, Of the Record: Communicating and Mitigating the Challenges of Straw Burning in India (with Aviram Sharma).

Pandey, P. ‘We can’t afford it’: What Scientists in India Think About the ‘Risks’ in Innovation and Governance of Nanotechnology.

Working Papers:

Pandey, P. Transitioning to a Bio-Economy: Indian Initiatives in the Bioenergy Domain (June 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3625392 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3625392.

Pandey, P. Learning Beyond Boundaries: Policy-Making in the Time of a Pandemic (April 20, 2020). (with Mario Pansera). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3581378 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3581378.

Newspaper and Media Articles:

Pandey, P. (2017, October 28) It’s a Question of Dignityand Identity of Farmers (with Govert Valkenburg, Annapurna Mamidipudi and Wiebe Bijker), Hindustan Times. Retrieved from http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/stubble-burning-and-pollution-it-is-a-deeper-question-of-the-dignity-and-identity-offarmers/storyhNBALpZguwsUyDUu8nuCiO.html.

Pandey, P. (2017, May 19) From Bt Brinjal to GM Mustard: Are we Now Ready to AdoptGM Food Crops, Hindustan Times. Retrieved from http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/bt-brinjal-to-gm-mustard-are-we-now-ready-to-adopt-gm-food-crops/story-wWreKSaTXaDXMpIJSwC56K.html.

Republished the journal article ‘Moving Forward Responsibly: From Agribiotechnology to Agrinanotechnology in India’ in The Seed Times, Magazine published by the Seed Authority of India.