Mark David Wyers received his B.A. from the University of Tampa and completed his M.A. in the field of Turkish history at the University of Arizona’s Department of Near Eastern Studies. He is currently employed at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey, where he continues to conduct research on social issues in the early years of the Turkish Republic. His areas of interest include gender, urban studies, and practices of governance and everyday resistance. Currently he is working on research concerning the legislation of alcohol in the early Turkish Republic and how it was informed by discourses on Islam, secularism, and embodied practices of national identity.