William Ross Jones
Non-Residential Fellowship

William Ross Jones is a final-year PhD student at the University of Oxford under Professor Zoë Waxman. Their thesis surveys the varied forms of sexual(ized) violence experienced by men and boys, paying close attention to the structures of power enabling such abuse and the complex nature of consent and agency in these experiences. William is currently a Non-Residential Scholar with the USC Shoah Foundation and was recently awarded the Taube Prize in Student Writing from the Oxford Centre of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford for their work. William is also a translator; their English translation of Anna Hajkova’s “Menschen ohne Geschichte sind Staub: Homophobie und Holocaust” is under contract with University of Toronto Press. They are fluent in English and German and has language skills in Yiddish, Hebrew, and French. William holds a BA in German and BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and a Master of Studies in Jewish Studies from the University of Oxford. They are a former Fulbright Scholar to Germany (2018-2019), and a former research fellow at the Mandel Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2022-2023).