Jelke Boesten is Reader in Emerging Economies and International Development. She is interested in social policy and politics of development and emancipation in Andean Latin America. Her work seeks to contribute to debates over gender and sexuality from comparative perspectives that foreground the complex ways in which targeted gender policy in developing countries challenges or reinforces gendered and sexualised configurations of power at local, national and global levels. Before joining King’s College London Jelke taught at the University of Leeds 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.
Read her take on the SDGs in "Break down stereotypes and give power"