Mark is a post-doctoral research scholar and hiss research employs a mixed-methods design, analysing quantitative survey data and qualitative interviews with staff and school leavers to explore the role played by faith schools in determining a range of medium and long-term life outcomes. These include (but are not limited to) criminality and delinquency, political participation, and life satisfaction.
Robert Heimburger was a Halley-Stewart Scholar at the Las Casas Institute between 2010-2012. He is a DPhil candidate in Theology at the University of Oxford. In his thesis, he is responding to United States immigration law theologically, asking to what extent Christian churches can support the laws that make it possible for millions of men, women, and children to be “illegal aliens.” With the Las Casas Institute he edited The Modern State and the Kingdom of God, a 2012 volume of papers from a conference he organized with the Institute. From 2010 to 2013, he organized the Political Theology Reading Group, which gathered postgraduates from various faculties of the University of Oxford. He also serves as a tutor in moral theology, moral philosophy, and biblical studies. He studied philosophy at Davidson College, education at Pace University, and theology at Regent College, Vancouver, before completing the MPhil in theology and Christian ethics at the University of Oxford. He also taught elementary school in the Bronx as a member of Teach for America.