AMES courses and faculty research explore the intersection between religion and culture, looking especially at how film, literature, poetry, music, philosophy, and media articulate religious sensibilities and commitments. Faculty research covers a range of religious traditions—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism—as well as looking at the interaction between different traditions. Faculty publications focus on Buddhism in Korea and Japan, Hindu literature and film, Islamic mysticism, Islamic revivalism, Islamic feminism, and Jewish literature and thought.