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Tamara K. Nopper

Thursday, November 10 at 3:00pm in the Freedom Forum Conference Center, Carroll Hall

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), researcher and writer of several data stories for Colin Kaepernick’s Abolition for the People series and edited book, and guest editor of the recently published Critical Sociology forum “Race and Money.” 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 is a currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at Rhode Island College and Senior Researcher for the Labor Futures Initiative at Data & Society. She is an Affiliate of The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies and was previously a Fellow at Data for Progress, a member of the inaugural cohort of the NYU Institute for Public Interest Technology, and a 2021-2022 Faculty Fellow at Data & Society as part of a cohort focused on race and technology.

This lecture explores the push for open data and transparency as it relates to crime and policing data. Focusing on crime data sources, systems like CompStat, and activist-oriented data sources on police violence, we will consider themes such as research ethics, transparency, and privacy, as well as abolitionist critiques of crime data and policing.

Masks will be provided and are strongly encouraged for attendees joining in person. RSVP is required for livestream access.

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