Karim Ginena

Behavioral Ethicist. Ethnographer. Social Scientist. Leader.

Dr. Karim Ginena (resume here) is an award-winning Senior UX researcher at Facebook / Meta who leads fairness research of artificial intelligence-driven products. He is Facebook's first UX researcher on the Responsible AI team (RAI).

Dr. Ginena's research has helped RAI scale fairness products across the company, enhanced the team's processes and frameworks, and contributed to racial justice efforts. He has collaborated with product teams, legal, policy, civil rights, comms, responsible innovation, diversity and inclusion, and other functions to achieve these outcomes.

Dr. Ginena holds a Ph.D. in Management (Ethics and Organizational Behavior) from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and has worked in social media/IT, banking, logistics, and higher ed research.

He has been named:

  • Winner of the 2019 Academy of Management (AOM) Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award (OB Division);

  • Top 3 finalist for the 2020 Society of Business Ethics Best Dissertation Award;

  • Emerging Scholar by the Society of Business Ethics;

  • Young Policy Professional by Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy;

  • Nominee for the 2019 William H. Newman AOM All-Academy Award.

Comments on his research from the AOM award-granting committee can be found under the Research tab.

His dissertation explores right-vs-right ethical dilemmas and is grounded in 120 one-on-one, semi-structured interviews with 40 full-time career firefighters over an 18-month period, 60 hours of observation, field notes, and archival documents as data sources.