Joanna Williams


Dr Joanna Williams is an author, academic and the education editor of Spiked. Joanna’s latest book, Women Versus Feminism, will be published in October 2017. She talks about it here.

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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Women vs Feminism

Why we all need liberating from the gender wars – exclusive preview.

Latest articles

Spiked, It isn’t only the Chinese who chill academic debate

The SpectatorThe BBC sisterhood has made the ultimate sacrifice – and asked for a pay rise

Spiked, Who cares about the BBC gender pay gap?

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

MediumThe UK’s proposed Gender Recognition Bill privileges individual feelings above objective reality


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BBC Radio 4, Moral MazeMorality and gender equality

BBC 1Sunday 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’

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