Aslı Tunç is a professor at the New Media and Communication Department at Istanbul Bilgi University and currently serves as Vice-Rector. She has a BA in communication sciences from Istanbul University and an MA in film and television studies from Anadolu University. She received her Ph.D. in media and communications at Temple University in Philadelphia. She was on sabbatical serving as a visiting professor at the University of South Florida in 2020. During her academic career, Prof. Tunç gave lectures and seminars at universities in the USA, the UK and Greece and has written numerous academic articles, book chapters, and international country reports on the areas of media and democracy, digital activism, social media, and freedom of expression. Her most recent research is on gender issues and media where she is the co-editor and the contributor of the collected volume, Female Agencies and Subjectivities in Film and Television (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020).