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Jasmijn Rana

Assistant Professor

Dr. J. Rana
+31 71 527 3732

Short CV

Jasmijn Rana is a lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University. She teaches BA-courses Onderzoeksvoorbereiding, Veldwerk NL and Globalization at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, and Qualitative Methods at Leiden University College. She also supervises BA and MA theses.

Next to her teaching activities and dissertation, she works as a freelancer in the cultural sector on projects on youth, diversity, urbanity and intangible heritage. Jasmijn studied cultural anthropology at University of Amsterdam where she graduated in 2009 on a MA thesis on beauty practices among high class women in Casablanca, Morocco.


Jasmijn Rana is a cultural anthropologist, with a special interest and expertise in gender, sports and diversity. She recently graduated (Magna Cum Laude) on her PhD thesis, titled 'Young Muslim Women in Kickboxing: Learning and Belonging', at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin. 


  • Rana, Jasmijn (2014) Producing the National, Healthy Citizen: Participation in Ladies-Only Kickboxing Training. Etnofoor, Participation: volume 26, issue 2, pp. 33-48.

  • Rana, Jasmijn (2011) Chicks, Kick and Glory: De Betekenis van Kickboksen voor Marokkaans-Nederlands Meisjes. Boom Lemma Uitgevers.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut CA/Ontwikkelingssociologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3A29a



  • Jasmijn Rana Freelance projectmanager en gastdocent in de culturele sector
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