Reader Gender and Development, King's College London

Jelke Boesten is Reader in Gender and Development. Her research focuses on violence against women and the ramifications for policy in Latin America. Her latest book, Sexual Violence During War and Peace. Gender, Power and Post-conflict Justice in Peru received the Flora Tristan Best Book Award of the Latin America Studies Association-Peru section and came out in Spanish with the Bibliotéca Nacional del Perú in 2016. In 2010 she published Intersecting Inequalities. Women and Social Policy in Peru, with Penn State University Press. She has published widely on gender justice in Peru in international journals and books, as well as on gender, HIV/AIDS and activism in East Africa. Before joining King’s College London Jelke taught at the University of Leeds, held a Senior Research Fellowship at the US Institute of Peace, and held a research fellowship at the University of Bradford. She holds a PhD in Gender and Latin American Studies from the University of Amsterdam.


  • –present
    Reader Gender and Development, King's College London


  • 2004 
    University of Amsterdam, PhD in Social Sciences