Rafal Stepien is researching Indian and Chinese Buddhist ontology, epistemology, and ethics at Wolfson College, Oxford. He is a Berggruen Research Fellow in Indian Philosophy at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK, 2016 – 2018. He holds degrees from Western Australia, Oxford, Cambridge, and Columbia universities. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Oriens , Interdisciplinary Literary Studies and the Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies . His work and contributions have been recognized by organizations like: the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Religion, Culture, & Public Life, and the Association for Asian Studies.