Senior Researcher, Labor Futures

Tamara K. Nopper

Tamara K. Nopper, a Data & Society affiliate, is a sociologist, writer, educator, and editor. Her research, scholarly publications, popular pieces, and public educational lectures focus on wellness politics, financialization, credit scoring, the racial wealth gap, data literacy (particularly around crime data), policing and surveillance, Asian American communities, and Black-Asian solidarity politics. 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), researcher and writer of several data stories for Colin Kaepernick’s Abolition for the People series and edited book, and guest editor of the Critical Sociology forum “Race and Money.” Tamara is an affiliate of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies, a former fellow at Data for Progress, and a member of the inaugural cohort of the NYU Institute for Public Interest Technology. 

At Data & Society, Tamara was previously a race and technology faculty fellow and a senior researcher for the Labor Futures team. During her time at D&S, Tamara co-conceptualized and co-organized a methods workshop series related to the Datafied State and authored publications on how wellness politics impact workers and society.

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