Jelke Boesten is Reader in Gender and Development, in the International Development Institute of Kings College London. 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 is in print in Spanish translation with the Bibliotéca Nacional del Perú.
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.