Ajunwa Joins Faculty

Research focuses on “risky” job applicants and employees
Ifeoma Ajunwa
Monday, July 10, 2017

The research of Assistant Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa, who earned a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University, is focused 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.

Ajunwa, a Department of Organizational Behavior member, also holds a law degree and previously practiced business and intellectual property law. She taught at several law schools, most recently serving as a teaching fellow at Harvard Law School.