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 is an Assistant Professor in the Organizational Behavior Department of Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations School and an Associate Member of the Cornell Law faculty. She earned her PhD in Sociology (Organizational Theory and Law & Society concentrations) from Columbia University. Her doctoral work received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Immediately prior to her position at Cornell ILR School, she was a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University (where she remains a Faculty Associate) and served as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Professor Ajunwa researches the organizational behavior of organizations, particularly in relation to stigma/social evaluation, diversity, and the adoption of new technologies. Other related research interests include labor and employment law, as well as, business and society concerns. Professor Ajunwa’s research has been published or is under review in both law review and peer reviewed journals, including the California Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Organization Science, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Research in the Sociology of Work, etc. Her research has been mentioned in major media outlets such as, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, the Atlantic, the Guardian, Nature Biotechnology, etc. Professor Ajunwa has presented her work before governmental agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC). Her forthcoming book, “The Quantified Worker” will be published by Cambridge University Press. Please visit her personal website for an updated list of published research articles and op-eds, as well as, media mentions.


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