Dr Jelke Boesten
Senior Lecturer in Social Development and Human Security
I am interested in the workings of inequalities, mainly with regard to gender. Latin America, in particular Peru, has been central to my work since 1998. Since 2005 I also look at sub-Saharan Africa, and have been involved in several collaborative and comparative research projects in Tanzania.
I am an Associate Member of the Institute of the Americas at UCL.
I am interested in gender and development, gender and violence, social inequalities, transformative justice and social policy, and recently finished a book manuscript: Rape in War and Peace: Rethinking Sexual Violence and Post-conflict Justice in Peru.
I currently teach on PIED 5256 Global Inequalities and Development, PIED 1200: Contemporary Development Issues, PIED 3230 Gender and Violence, and am MA Global Development Programme Director.
I am keen to supervise students in the following fields.
- Gender, health, and sexuality
- Gender and conflict
- Gender and violence
- Non-governmental public action
- Social policy and human security
- Related issues in the Andean countries and East Africa
- Boesten, J. (2010). Intersecting Inequalities: Women and Social Policy in Peru. Penn State University Press
- Boesten, J. and Nana Poku eds. (2009). Gender and HIV/AIDS. Critical Perspectives from the Developing World, Ashgate.
- Boesten, J. (2012) The State and Violence Against Women in Peru: Intersecting Inequalities and Patriarchal Rule, Special Issue Gender and Social Policy, Social Politics, edited by Maxine Molyneux and Jasmine Gideon, vol 19 (3).
- Boesten, J. (2011) Navigating the AIDS Industry: Being Positive and Poor in Tanzania. Development and Change 42 (3) pp 781-803.
- Boesten, J. (2011) (Accepted November 2009). with Anna Mdee. Service delivery on the cheap? Community-based Workers in Development Interventions. Development in Practice. Vol 21 (1).
- Boesten, J. (2010) Analyzing Rape Regimes at the Interface of War and Peace in Peru. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 4 (1) pp110-129.
- Boesten, J. (2010) Revisiting ‘Democracy in the Country and at Home’ in Post Conflict Peru. In: Democratization, Special Issue on Democracy and Violence, 17 (2) pp 307-325.
- Boesten, J. (2007) Free Choice or Poverty Alleviation? Population Policies under President Fujimori of Peru. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 82, pp.3-20.
- Boesten, J. (2006) Pushing the Boundaries: Social Policy, Domestic Violence, and Women's Organisations in Peru. Journal of Latin American Studies, 38(2), pp.355-378.
Chapters in Books
- Boesten, J. (2009) Wartime Rape and Peacetime Inequalities in Peru, In Catherine Kevin ed., Feminism and the Body, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Boesten, J. (2009) Transactable Sex and Unsafe Practices: Gender and Sex when Living with HIV/AIDS, Boesten and Poku (eds.) Gender and AIDS, Ashgate.
- Boesten, J. (2008). 'Democracia en el hogar?' In: Luis Avila, (ed.) 2008, Dinámicas de control y resistencia en las relaciones familiares, Morelia, CREFAL, IPN.
- Boesten, J. (2008). 'Narrativas de sexo, violencia y disponibilidad: Raza, género y jerarquías de la violación en Perú' In: Peter Wade, Fernando Urrea Giraldo, and Mara Viveros Vigoya eds., Raza, etnicidad y sexualidades: ciudadanía y multiculturalismo en América Latina, Bogota: Universidad nacional de Colombia.
- Boesten, J. (2007) Marrying the Man Who Raped You: Domesticating War Crimes in Ayacucho, Peru. In: Donna Pankhurst (ed.) Gendered Peace: Women's search for post-war justice and reconciliation, Routledge.
- Boesten, J. (2010) Inequality, normative violence and liveable life: Judith Butler and Peruvian Reality, POLIS Working Paper No 1.
- Boesten, J. (2007) Precarious Future: Community volunteers and HIV/AIDS in a Tanzanian roadside town. ICPS Working Paper 4. University of Bradford.
- Boesten, J. (2007) AIDS Activism, Stigma and Violence. A Literature Review. ICPS Working Paper 5. University of Bradford.
Media Contact Areas
- Politics in Peru
- HIV/AIDS in southern Africa
- Room: Room 14.22 SSB
- Tel: 0113 343 4398
- Fax:0113 343 4400
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- Office hours: Tuesdays 1.30pm - 3.30pm and Wednesdays 1.30pm - 2.30pm