Gabe Rusk is currently studying an M.St. in the Study of Religions at the University of Oxford. His general research interests focus on the legal relationship between religion and the State. His current research topics include: Church & State history, religion and the law, 19th century colonialism and Buddhism, ‘Protestant Buddhism,’ and Buddhism in the USA. Gabe did his undergraduate work at the University of Denver where he studied religion and philosophy. He also spent one year previously as an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford studying religion and jurisprudence. Besides spending his time in religious and legal studies he has been a competitive debater throughout his time in high school, at the University of Denver, and at the Oxford Union. Gabe is also a big connoisseur of tea, wine, film, and contemporary non-fiction.