Xenia Jones has a BA in History from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) and undertook postgraduate studies in Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand) as well as in Universita Tel-Aviv (Israel). She completed her MA in the Social Sciences at the Open University. She currently works in SEN (education) and digital publishing but used to consult for tourism, government and manufacturing organizations in Southeast Asia.
Xenia Jones' PhD is focused on gendered transnational migration within the frame of factory employment and manufacturing work. She is especially interested in hybrid identities, interstitial spaces, empowerment at minoritarian positions, border studies, digital studies and the practical applications of said interests on issues related to migration and the Global South. Her PhD is a critical ethnography with OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) as her subjects of study with Dr. Umut Erel and Prof. Parvati Raghuram as Supervisors.
Areas/Topics - hybridity/cultural hybridity/hybrid/gendered identities, transnational migration, border studies, manufacturing (employment) in the Global south, critical ethnography, webnography, women's studies.
Member (Student), Open Space Research Center, The Open University.