Ricardo Rivera is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics at the University of Chicago. His dissertation, titled In the Aftermath of Empire: Memory, Time, and History in Adjara, Georgia, analyzes the forms that historical memory takes in everyday cultural practices in Adjara, an autonomous region of the Republic of Georgia. His research, funded by the National Science Foundation, focuses in particular on the legacy of this region’s history as a frontier province of the Ottoman Empire. His broader research and teaching interests focus on time and temporality, notions of historical rupture and continuity, and the construction of memory through language and narrative.