Ifeoma Ajunwa Associate Member of the Law Faculty & Assistant Professor, School of Industrial & Labor Relations

Contact Information

Cornell School of Inudstrial & Labor Relations
396 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-2085
Email: iajunwa@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Professor Ajunwa's research focuses on job applicants and employees perceived as “risky,” how such risk is constructed and the organizational processes that private firms employ for risk reduction. Her published research has illuminated work issues regarding three populations of “risky” workers/job applicants: the formerly incarcerated, carriers of genetic disease and workers with perceived unhealthy lifestyles.

She previously practiced business and intellectual property law, and taught at several law schools, most recently serving as a teaching fellow it the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School.


B.A. University of California at Davis, 2003
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2007
M.Phil, Columbia University, 2012
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2016