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Byron Jones, M.A.

Byron Jones, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

Areas of research and interest

Online Misogyny Project: "Understanding, Detecting, and Mitigating Online Misogyny Against Politically Active Women” is a new multiyear interdisciplinary project in the For Digital Dignity research program. Sahana Udupa will be steering the project together with Juergen Pfeffer (TUM) and Janina Steinert (TUM).


Work group

Online Misogyny Project

Academic Career

Byron Jones is a doctoral researcher of Digital Anthropology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. His ethnographic research in both the digital and analog realms analyzes and identifies concepts of dynamic dimensions found in migration and identity.

He has been awarded scholarships from both Waseda University/Oregon Universities colloquium on comparative Japanese and American cultures as well as Oregon State University in support of his Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.) with emphasis in Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology in Asian Culture, and Economics. His graduation project – Facets of the Okinawan Soul researched the Ryukyuan (Okinawan) Diaspora, Migration, and Identity, leading to an adjunct professorship at University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan for 13 years teaching a series of classes focused on discovering facets of the Ryukyuan Soul through traditional poetry and its performance using the art of Uta/Sanshin.

In addition to identity and migration studies, he is also interested in family, gamification theory, video technology, Educational Anthropology and Ryukyuan music.