The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Dr Andrea den Boer
BA (Manitoba), MA (Brigham Young), PhD (Kent)
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
Room: Rutherford N4.E8
Tel: 01227 (82)3456
Andrea den Boer joined the School in 2003 after completing her doctorate on 'Beyond Politics: the Biblical Humanism of Emmanuel Levinas', a study of the political vision in the ethical and religious writings of the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. In addition to a philosophical interest in ethics, Dr. den Boer is interested in ethics in practice, particularly issues relating to women and forms of violence against women. She has spent the past fifteen years researching gender selection in Asia, with a focus on practices of female infanticide and sex-selective abortion in India and China. Her co-authored book Bare Branches: the Security Implications of Asia's Surplus Male Population received the 2004 American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Government and Political Science as well as the 2004 Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Social Demography.
Dr. den Boer is Editor of the Journal Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations and a Principal Investigator on the WomanStats Project.