Kitaj, Karma 1943-

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KITAJ, Karma 1943-

PERSONAL: Surname pronounced "KEY-tie" born December 21, 1943, in Troy, NY; daughter of Walter (a research chemist) and Jeanne (a teacher; maiden name, Brooks) Kitaj; married Jeffrey Cooper (a biomedical engineer), 1983; children: Jesse Kroin, Marlyn Fitz. Education: University of Michigan, B.A., 1965; Boston University, M.S. W., 1970; Simmons College, Ph.D., 1991. Hobbies and other interests: Horseback riding.

ADDRESSES: Office—Huckle Hill Press, P.O. Box 67273, Chestnut Hill, MA 022467. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Psychotherapist, author, and publisher. Psychotherapist in private practice, Brookline, MA.

MEMBER: Publishers Marketing Association.


Women Who Could and Did: Lives of Twenty-six Exemplary Artists and Scientists, Huckle Hill Press (Chestnut Hill, MA), 2002.

SIDELIGHTS: Karma Kitaj told CA: "This book was generated from thirty years of practice as a psychotherapist working with bright women who limited themselves and had few mentors. It germinated while a visiting research scholar at the Center for Women at Wellesley College in the 1990s, where I interviewed prominent older women and analyzed the interviews. Rather than retaining the material for academic journals only, because the interviews were so compelling I was prompted to write a book for a general, educated audience. The book is meant to be a 'paper mentor': to inspire, guide, and support young women and career-changers."



Huckle Hill Press Web site, (November 13, 2003).