Karim Ginena

Ethnographer. Behavioral Ethicist. Social Scientist. Leader.

Dr. Karim Ginena is an award-winning Artificial Intelligence UX Researcher working at Facebook to examine issues of fairness and responsibility of AI-driven products.

He has 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.