Kimiyo Murata-Soraci is currently Full Time Lecturer of Japanese in the Department of Foreign Languages and of Japanese intellectual history and culture in the Asian Studies Program at Belmont University. Before her current appointment at Belmont, she was Professor of Philosophy at Tama University School of Global Studies in Japan and also held adjunct faculty appointments at Waseda University School of International Liberal Studies and at Doshisha University Institute for the Liberal Arts. Previously, she taught at several American universities including Boston University, Emerson College, Union Theological Seminary (NYC), the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), and Vanderbilt University.
She is the author of A Study of Difference, Translation, and Transference in Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida, the co-editor (with Dr. Sal Soraci) of Visual Information Processing, and the editor of Psychology of Mindfulness. She has published numerous articles on subjects ranging from Heraclitus to Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Dōgen and the Kyoto School of Nishida Kitarō.
In addition to teaching Japanese language, literature, and philosophy at Belmont, Dr. Murata-Soraci presents papers at international conferences and annually gives a Special Lecture Series at Doshisha University.