After years of experience in dance and theatre, Yolanda van Ede studied anthropology at the UvA and received her PhD in 1999 on her dissertation on a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in Nepal. She became assistant professor in 2001 at her alma mater. In 2006 she returned to her initial field of interest, dance and performance, combined with another research topic: sensuous anthropology.
Current courses and fields of interests : qualitative methodology BA and MA, philosophy of science, dance and performance, gender and passion, sensuous ethnography and sensory analysis, ways of learning and transmission, cultural adaptation in global processes, skill and embodiment, and creative writing.
Current research project: Flamenco Dance and Gender in Japan; Kinaesthesia, Passion and Flow.
Research project in preparation: Social dance, Gender and Passion in Manila, the Philipines.
Photographs of Tashi Gomba in Bigu (Nepal), of nuns, lamas, and lay people.