Joanna Williams joins Paul Brennan to discuss the woke agenda – what it is, what it's done to our society and how we push back. Wokeness has conquered our institutions. The worlds of politics, academia and even corporate capitalism now bend the knee to the new orthodoxies around gender, racism and identity. Joanne talks about the antidotes to woke including free speech and democracy.
Joanna is the founder and director of Cieo, 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 over ten 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. Joanna’s latest book, How Woke Won was published by Spiked in May 2022.