Joanna Williams - The Centre for Independent Studies
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Joanna Williams

Joanna Williams is the founder and director of CIEO, an independent think tank in the United Kingdom. She is a weekly columnist for the online magazine Spiked and writes regularly for numerous other publications including The Times, The Spectator, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail.

Joanna taught at the University of Kent for more than 10 years and was the director of Kent’s Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Most recently, she worked as Head of Education and Culture at Policy Exchange. Her latest book, How Woke Won was published by Spiked in May 2022. She is also the author of Women vs Feminism (2017), Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity (2016) and Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t be Bought (2011).