Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am a PhD 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 human-nature relations, perceptions of knowledge and questions of identity related to tribe, clan and the environment in Kenya.

William Jones

Doctoral Student
Division of Ethnology
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail william.joneskultur.luse

Room LUX:C415

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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