Leyla Jagiella is a cultural anthropologist and scholar of religion. She has taught at the universities of Marburg, Bayreuth and Tübingen on questions of orthodoxy and heterodoxy in Islam, religious diversity in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, as well as on cultural hybridities and transfer processes. She has conducted research in Pakistan, India and Indonesia. She is also an active member of the Liberal-Islamischer Bund e.V. and a freelance expert on questions of sexuality and gender in Muslim societies. In December 2021, her book "Among the Eunuchs. A Muslim Transgender Journey" will be published by Hurst Publishers.