Aras Coskuntuncel completed his Ph.D. at American University in communication in 2020, studying the struggle to control the flow of information in the digital era in the case of Turkey. His research explores the relationship between media, technology, and democracy, focusing on the privatization of governance, surveillance, and political economy of media. He teaches at American University and Catholic University of America.

Aras graduated with his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s media studies program. Before coming to the United States, he was the diplomacy and foreign news editor at the Hurriyet Daily News, an English-language newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey. Aras received his B.A in Political Science and Public Administration at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. He has presented and published his research in English and Turkish.