Dr. Govorounova is currently a research associate at Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture at Nanzan University in Japan. She is also employed part-time as a Russian language instructor at Kansai University and as an English language instructor at Osaka Shoin Women’s University in Osaka, Japan. She received her PhD in Language and Culture at Osaka University, Japan. Her disciplinary concentration was in philosophical theology and comparative religion (with the focus on Christianity, Buddhism, and Shinto). In recent years, most of her research and publications have been in the intersections of science, philosophy and religion.