Ch. Krishna Rao holds a PhD from the University of Hyderabad, and is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS). He previously worked for an NGO, the Centre for World Solidarity, before taking up his current position at CESS. His areas of teaching and research interest cover science, technology and society (STS), natural resource management and the sociology of education (SOE). Dr Rao has presented papers at various national and international seminars and workshops, and has published articles in various reputed journals.