Jasmijn Rana is an assistant professor at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University. She teaches BSc-courses Onderzoeksvoorbereiding, Veldwerk NL and Culture and Globalization at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, and the Anthropology of Gender at Leiden University College. She also supervises BSc and MSc theses.
In 2017, she graduated (magna cum laude) on her PhD thesis, titled 'Young Muslim Women in Kickboxing: Learning and Belonging', at Freie Universität Berlin. Jasmijn studied cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam where she graduated in 2009 with a MA thesis on beauty practices among high-class women in Casablanca, Morocco. Next to her teaching and research activities, she has been working as a researcher and project manager in the cultural sector on projects on youth, diversity, urbanity and intangible heritage.
Jasmijn Rana is a cultural anthropologist, with a special interest and expertise in gender, intersectionality, diversity, youth, urbanity and intangible heritage. Her recently finished PhD-dissertation focuses on daily life of young Muslim women in kickboxing and explores the process of acquiring bodily knowledge and skills as a means of (re-)producing notions of self and senses of belonging.