Rita Nakashima Brock


Dr. Brock is an expert on moral injury and its relationship to other traumas, especially in military veterans. A native of Fukuoka, Japan, she came to the U.S. at the age of six and was raised in a military family. She earned her Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University in 1988 and became the first Asian American woman ever to earn a doctorate in theology and the first to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Religion. She was a professor of religion and women's studies for 18 years before becoming Director of the Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, a think tank for distinguished scholars, scientists, artists, and humanitarian activists. From 2001-2002, she was a fellow at the Harvard Divinity School Center for Values in Public Life. An international lecturer and award winning author, her most recent book is "Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War," co-authored with Gabriella Lettini.