Tamara K. Nopper | @tamaranopper
Tamara K. Nopper is a sociologist, writer, and editor. She is the editor of We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice, a book of Mariame Kaba’s writings and interviews (Haymarket Books), as well as a researcher and writer of several data stories for Colin Kaepernick’s Abolition for the People online series and book. Nopper was guest editor of the recently published special issue of Critical Sociology, “Race and Money.” Her current scholarship examines the credit scoring industry and the push for alternative data among elected officials, policy makers, and community advocates. A 2021-22 faculty fellow at Data & Society as part of a cohort focused on race and technology, Nopper is an affiliate of The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies, a member of the inaugural cohort of the NYU Institute for Public Interest Technology, and a former fellow at Data for Progress.
Chaz Arnett | @chazparnett
Chaz Arnett is a legal scholar and advocate whose research explores the interplay between race, digital technologies, and criminal legal processes. His scholarship offers critical legal frameworks in challenging purportedly race-neutral laws and technologies. Arnett’s most recent work focuses on examining the role that surveillance technologies play in perpetuating racial inequities through policing and corrections. As a 2021-22 D&S faculty fellow, his project draws upon this expertise as he conducts research on the impact of criminal law and policy on the relationship between racial and surveillance capitalism.
Alyx Goodwin | @FREEwrites_
Alyx Goodwin is a deputy campaign director at Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE), organizing with BYP100 Chicago, and a co-founder and writer with LEFT OUT Magazine. Her writing and activism center on the momentum and challenges of building Black power and self-determination. Her work at ACRE currently focuses on the relationship between the finance industry, policing, and tech.
Raúl Carrillo | @RaulACarrillo
Raúl Carrillo is the deputy director of the LPE Project and an associate research scholar at Yale Law School. His research critically analyzes the laws of money, banking, and finance by approaching money as a technology of governance. Current sites of research include digital currency, credit scoring, and illicit flows. Carrillo is also a resident fellow of the Yale Information Society Project and an affiliate of the Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies.