A 2020 recipient of the Faculty Champion Award from Cornell University, 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, Dr. Ajunwa is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Law, Labor Relations, and History Department of Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School (ILR), and an Associated Faculty Member at Cornell Law School. She is also a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School and 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 ethical governance of workplace technologies. Her research focus is also on diversity and inclusion in the labor market and the workplace. 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 2021.
Dr. Ajunwa has also taken on leadership roles at Cornell University, including as a Board member for the Institute for Africa Development (IAD) and the Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP).