Ifeoma Ajunwa joined UNC Law in January of 2021 as an Associate Professor of Law with tenure. She is also the Founding Director of the AI Decision-Making Research Program at UNC Law. Professor Ajunwa has been Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School since 2017. Her research interests include: Race & the Law, Law & Technology, Employment & Labor Law, Health Law, Privacy Law, Law and Literature, etc.
Professor Ajunwa’s work is published or forthcoming in high impact factor law reviews of general interest including: the California Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, Fordham Law Review, and Northwestern Law Review, and Cardozo Law Journal as well as, the top law journals for specialty areas such as: law and technology (Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Berkeley Journal of Law and Technology); anti-discrimination law (Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review), and employment and labor law (Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law) She has published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, etc., and her research has been featured in major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Guardian, the BBC, NPR, etc.
In 2020, she testified before the U.S. Congressional Committee on Education and Labor, and has spoken before governmental agencies, such as, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC). In 2018, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) awarded Professor Ajunwa the Derrick A. Bell Award in recognition of her scholarly and teaching efforts addressing racial discrimination. In 2019, the National Science Foundation (NSF) selected her NSF CAREER Award proposal on automated hiring for funding. And in 2020, She received a pioneer grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to research genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs.
Her forthcoming book, The Quantified Worker will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.