Mary Catherine Bateson

Mary Bateson
Mary Catherine Bateson
Professor emerita, George Mason University; Visiting scholar, Sloan Center on Aging & Work Boston College; author, Composing a Further Life

MARY CATHERINE BATESON is a writer and cultural anthropologist living in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire with frequent visits to Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has written and co-authored many books and articles, lectures across the country and abroad, and has taught at Harvard, Northeastern University, Amherst College, Spelman College and abroad in the Philippines and in Iran. In 2004 she retired from her position as Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University, and is now Professor Emerita. Since the Fall of 2006 she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. She serves on multiple advisory boards including that of the National Center on Atmospheric Research and the NSF, dealing with climate change.

Her books include With a Daughter's Eye (on her parents Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson); Our Own Metaphor; Angels Fear: Toward an Epistemology of the Sacred (written with Gregory Bateson);Composing a Life; Peripheral Visions: Learning Along The Way; Full Circles, Overlapping Lives : Culture and Generation in Transition; and, most recently, Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom

See also the revised edition of Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology by Gregory Bateson.

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