Ifeoma Ajunwa presents THE QUANTIFIED WORKER, with Jolynn Dellinger

Ifeoma Ajunda presents her new book The Quantified Worker Law and Technology in the Modern Workplace with Jolynn Dellinger on Tuesday May 30. The signing line is a 5:30 pm and the talk is at 6 pm.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

Scroll down to order your book, and please indicate in the comments if you’d like 1-2 seats held for you at the event!

Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 60 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. Masks recommended.

The information revolution has ushered in a data-driven reorganization of the workplace. Big data and AI are used to surveil workers and shift risk. Workplace wellness programs appraise our health. Personality job tests calibrate our mental state. The monitoring of social media and surveillance of the workplace measure our social behavior. With rich historical sources and contemporary examples, The Quantified Worker explores how the workforce science of today goes far beyond increasing efficiency and threatens to erase individual personhood. With exhaustive detail, Ifeoma Ajunwa shows how different forms of worker quantification are enabled, facilitated, and driven by technological advances. Timely and eye-opening, The Quantified Worker advocates for changes in the law that will mitigate the ill effects of the modern workplace.

Ifeoma Ajunwa, J.D., Ph.D., is an award-winning tenured law professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. She is also the Founding Director of the Artificial Intelligence Decision-Making Research (AI-DR) Program at UNC Law and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University since 2017. She was 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 (AALS). Dr. Ajunwa’s research interests are at the intersection of law and technology with a particular focus on the ethical governance of workplace technologies.  Dr. Ajunwa is a Founding Board Member of the Labor Tech Research Network which is an international group of scholars committed to the research of the ethics of AI used in the workplace and for labor.   Dr. Ajunwa's writing has also been published in The NY Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and the Harvard Business Review, among others. She is on twitter @iajunwa.

Jolynn Dellinger is the Stephen and Janet Bear Visiting Lecturer and a Kenan Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, where she teaches privacy and ethics and does work in the area of ethical tech. In addition to teaching Privacy Law and Policy at Duke Law as a Senior Lecturing Fellow, Dellinger is an Adjunct Professor at UNC School of Law, a member of the Board of Directors for the Triangle Privacy Research Hub, and a member of the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board. She also recently served as Special Counsel for Privacy Policy and Litigation for the North Carolina Department of Justice.


Event date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The Quantified Worker By Ifeoma Ajunwa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781316636954
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Cambridge University Press - May 11th, 2023