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Mary Catherine Bateson

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Mary Catherine Bateson
At a conference on climate disruption in 2004
Born(1939-12-08)December 8, 1939
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 2, 2021(2021-01-02) (aged 81)
EducationBrearley School (1957)
Radcliffe College, B.A. (1960)
Harvard University, Ph.D. (1963)
OccupationCultural anthropologist
J. Barkev Kassarjian
(m. 1960)
Parent(s)Gregory Bateson
Margaret Mead
RelativesJeremy Steig (cousin)
William Steig (uncle)
Leo Rosten (uncle)

Mary Catherine Bateson (December 8, 1939 – January 2, 2021) was an American writer and cultural anthropologist.

Bateson published many monographs. A well-known book she wrote is With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. In it, she tells what is it like, to have parents that are famous.

She taught at Harvard, Amherst, and George Mason University, among others. Bateson was a fellow of the International Leadership Forum and was president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York until 2010.[1]

Bateson died on January 2, 2021, in her home in Dartmouth, New Hampshire from problems caused by a fall, aged 81.[2]


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  1. "NYTimes". movies2.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  2. "Mary Catherine Bateson Dies at 81; Anthropologist on Lives of Women". The New York Times. January 14, 2021.