Joanna Williams


Dr Joanna Williams is an author, independent academic and the education editor of Spiked. Her latest book, Women Versus Feminism, will be published in September.

Joanna is also the author of Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) which she talks about here and Consuming Higher Education Why Learning Can’t Be Bought (Bloomsbury, 2012). She co-edited  Why Academic Freedom Matters (Civitas, 2016).

Joanna writes and speaks about feminism, academic freedom and education. Her writing has been published everywhere from The Times Higher Education to Early Years Educator; from the Telegraph to the Erotic Review.

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Latest articles

SpikedThe fees debate is degrading higher education

Huffington Post, The Teaching Excellence Framework will make university teaching worse

The Spectator, Jeremy Corbyn, The nation’s therapist

James G. Martin Center, How colleges themselves bring about racial protests


In the news

BBC, Sunday Morning Live

The IndependentTransgender policies in schools ‘a waste of time and money’, claims leading academic

The TimesTransgender teaching ‘confuses pupils and wastes taxpayers’ money’

Radio 4, Moral Maze, The morality of generational voting

The Telegraph, Students who avoid making eye contact could be guilty of racism, Oxford University