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Mary Catherine Bateson


Mary Catherine Bateson has been dividing her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Monadnock region of New Hampshire since she retired in 2002 as Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During this interval she has been Scholar in Residence at the Radcliffe Institute, taught for three years as a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is now a Visiting Scholar at Boston College's Center on Aging and Work. From 1979 to 2009 she was president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York City, a non-profit founded by her mother Margaret Mead, winding down the affairs of the Institute in 2009 and transferring the literary rights of Mead and Gregory Bateson. She has written and co-authored numerous books and articles, and lectures frequently in the US and abroad.