Senior Researcher, Labor Futures

Tamara K. Nopper

Tamara K. Nopper is a senior researcher with the Labor Futures initiative at Data & Society. A sociologist, she is an affiliate of The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies, a former fellow at Data for Progress, a former Race and Technology faculty fellow at Data & Society (2021–2022), and a member of the inaugural cohort of the NYU Institute for Public Interest Technology.

Tamara’s research, academic publications, popular pieces, and public educational lectures focus on data literacy, surveillance, the U.S. criminal punishment system, immigrant and minority business capitalization, credit scoring, and the racial wealth gap. She edited We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice, a book of Mariame Kaba’s writings and interviews (Haymarket Books), researched and wrote several data stories for Colin Kaepernick’s Abolition for the People series and edited book (Kaepernick Publishing), and guest edited the Critical Sociology forum “Race and Money.”

At Data & Society, Tamara co-conceptualized and co-organized a methods workshop series related to The Datafied State initiative.