William Jones

Doctoral Student, Masters in Applied Cultural AnalysisKnown as name: Billy Jones

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Ethnology


  • ethnology, Pastoralism, human nature relations, Cultural Analysis, Africa, Ontology, Phenomenology, Tribal Identity


I am a PhD candidate in Ethnology and a member of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School. My research focuses on pastoral cultures in East Africa and their interaction with Development initiatives.

As part of the graduate school, my research is focused on evaluating how well the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are implemented on the ground. Specifically, I am looking into how well development agencies understand and integrate pastoral cultures into their development agendas. My research advocates for making room for the voice of pastoral communities in the production and evaluation of development agendas that concern their well-being.

My research interests include tribal identity, human-nature relations and perceptions of knowledge.