William Jones


Lady Magaret Hall


DPhil in Oriental Studies (Jewish Studies)

Thesis Title:

"So then...he raped me": Male Experiences of Sexual Violence During the Holocaust (Working Title)


Email: william.jones@lmh.ox.ac.uk

Twitter: @WilliamJones_14

Educational Background:

MSt in Jewish Studies - Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, 2020


Dissertation title: Sexual Abuse of Jewish Males: Experiences of Sexual Violence in the Nazi Camp System

Supervisor: Dr. Zoë Waxman

Fulbright Scholar - ETA Germany 2018-2019

BA in German - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 2018

BBA in Finance - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 2018

Research Interests:

Holocaust Studies, Jewish Studies, Sexual Violence, Sexuality, Gender, Testimony

Publications, Fellowships and/or Conferences:


Jones, William R., “The Call is Coming from Inside the House: The dis- and misinformation crisis is real and closer than we think. Time to fight back.” Inkstick, November 25, 2020. https://inkstickmedia.com/the-call-is-coming-from-inside-the-house/.


Fellowships and Awards:

Alexander Grass Memorial Fellow, Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center Fellow for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2022 – 2023. https://www.ushmm.org/research/about-the-mandel-center/all-fellows-and-scholars/william-jones

Royal Holloway, University of London Holocaust Research Institute Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization Fellow, 2022.

Anwyl Burton Graduate Scholarship, Lady Margaret Hall, 2021.

Ethel Ginsburg Graduate Bursary, Lady Margaret Hall, 2020.



Jones, William R. “Experiences of Sexual Violence Against Jewish Men in the Nazi Camp System.” Accepted for presentation at the 7th Beyond Camps and Forced Labor: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution conference. Birkbeck, University of London and The Wiener Holocaust Library, tentatively scheduled January, 2023.

'"You are going to be my Bettmann": Exploitative Sexual Relationships and the Lives of the Pipel.' Invited for presentation at the New Directions in Holocaust Studies PGR/ECR workshop. Royal Holloway, University of London. November 2021.

'Emotionally Demanding Histories.' Researching Emotionally Demanding Histories Virtual Workshop. Invited Panelist, Nov. 2021.

Jones, William R. “Experiences of Sexual Violence Against Jewish Men in the Nazi Camp System.” Accepted for presentation at the British Association for Holocaust Studies’ 2020 Conference, The Holocaust after 75 years: History, Memory, Legacies. University of Northumbria, postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Jones, William R. “Rape and Power: The Unwritten History of Male Victims of Sexual Violence in the Holocaust.” Presented at the “Nazi Sites of Persecution” online workshop organized by Kate Docking, Karianne Hansen, and Jan Burzlaff, August 2020.



William Jones