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Mary Catherine Bateson
Mary Catherine Bateson-2Nov2004.jpg
At a conference on climate disruption in 2004
Born (1939-12-08)December 8, 1939
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died January 2, 2021(2021-01-02) (aged 81)
Education Brearley School (1957)
Radcliffe College, B.A. (1960)
Harvard University, Ph.D. (1963)
Occupation Cultural anthropologist
J. Barkev Kassarjian (m. 1960)
Children 1
Parent(s) Gregory Bateson
Margaret Mead
Relatives Jeremy 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 is 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.

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

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