Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa, J.D., Ph.D., is an award-winning tenured law professor and author of the highly acclaimed book, The Quantified Worker, published by Cambridge University Press. At Emory, she is the AI.Humanity Professor of Law and Ethics and Founding Director of the AI and the Law Program. She is also the Associate Dean for Projects and Partnerships at Emory Law (starting January 2024). IShe has been a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University since 2017. She was Fulbright Scholar from 2022-2023, a 2019 recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and a 2018 recipient of the Derrick A. Bell Award from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Dr. Ajunwa’s research interests are at the intersection of law and technology with a particular focus on AI Ethics, privacy, and discrimination issues associated with workplace AI.
Professor Ajunwa is an engaged public intellectual with an extensive list of bylines. She was a columnist at Forbes and has published op-eds in the New York Times, Nature, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Slate and The Atlantic, among others. She is also a contributor to Jotwell and the Law and Political Economy (LPE) blog. Her research and legal commentary have been featured by media outlets such as National Public Radio (NPR), the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Guardian, and the BBC. She has testified before Congress (the US House Committee on Education and Labor), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and has also spoken before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Professor Ajunwa is a Founding Board Member of the Labor Tech Research Network which is an international group of scholars committed to the research of the ethics of AI used in the workplace and for labor. She is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and has consulted or served as advisory board member for Fortune 500 tech companies.