In her studies, Jem focuses on interfaith engagement as an alternative epistemology, one that seeks to provide a framework for participants to understand their own identities as plural and potentially in conflict. Her research explores how the interfaith movement considers questions and discussions around identities such as race and gender as new intersectional models of engagement grow on college campuses and beyond. Through this consideration, jem explores how interfaith engagement creates a new public ethic. Her analysis includes the foundational pedagogies that uphold the interfaith movement in order to develop theory for the field of interfaith studies.
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