Rana is the co-founding board member of Masahat. She is Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut and Research Fellow at University of Oslo. Rana is a literary historian focusing on Levantine and translated literatures. In addition to her many scholarly publications, she has also published on the Syrian revolution, art practices in the Arab world as well as collaborated with leading young filmmakers and artists from Palestine, Syria and Lebanon on concept design and filmatic/visual development.