Dr. Ifeoma Ajunwa is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School, and Associated Faculty Member at Cornell Law School.
She is also an Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Inequality at Cornell University. Dr. Ajunwa’s research interests are at the intersection of law and technology with a particular focus on the workplace and the ethical development and governance of workplace technologies.
Dr. Ajunwa earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at Columbia University in the City of New York (emphasis on Organizational Theory and Law and Society). She also holds a law degree and has been admitted to practice in the states of New York and California.
Dr. Ajunwa’s law review paper, Limitless Worker Surveillance, (with Kate Crawford and Jason Schultz) was published in the California Law Review in 2017. That paper has been downloaded more than 2,700 times on SSRN and was endorsed by the NY Times Editorial Board. In addition to the California Law Review, Dr. Ajunwa’s articles have been published or are forthcoming in both top law review and peer review publications including the Fordham Law Review, the Northwestern Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, The Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and in Research in the Sociology of Work, among others. Dr. Ajunwa has been invited to present her work before governmental agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC), and she has given keynote lectures at many national and international conferences.
Dr. Ajunwa’s forthcoming book, The Quantified Worker, which examines the role of technology in the workplace and its effects on management practices as moderated by employment and anti-discrimination laws will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.