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Council Member

Mary Catherine Bateson

Anthropologist and writer

Mary Catherine Bateson is a writer and cultural anthropologist. She is Professor Emerita at George Mason University, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College since 2006. She has written and co-authored many books and articles; her books in print include Composing a Life, Our Own Metaphor, and Peripheral Visions, as well as a memoir, With a Daughter’s Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. Her book Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom was written to raise consciousness of the changing life cycle and to encourage older adults to claim a voice for the future. She was formerly a member of the advisory board of the National Center on Atmospheric Research (NCAR), dealing with climate change.