George Mentore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He researches indigenous Amazonian ethnographies and the products of anthropological thought. He publishes particularly on the contrasts between indigenous and Euro-American notions about being in the world. He recently completed a major comparative work on the poetics of “Being” in indigenous Amazonia and modern anthropology. His future research is directed toward human cruelty and compassion. He teaches courses which emphasize the epistemologies of embodiment, power, rationality, religiosity, economies, polities, and fabricated reality.