Tamara K. Nopper’s teaching and research focuses on the intersection of economic, racial, and gender inequality, with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship, banking, globalization, and urban development. Her publications have examined immigrant entrepreneurship, minority business development, the globalization of ethnic banking, and Asian American communities. Her current work looks at Korean immigrant entrepreneurship and post-Civil Rights era minority politics. Her recent research has offered insight into the world of credit scoring and data, analyzing how fintech “innovation” intersects with race, class, and gender wealth gaps.
- Nopper, T. K. (2020). Alternative data and the future of credit scoring. Data for Progress.
- Nopper, T. K. (2019). Digital character in “the scored society”: FICO, social networks, and the competing measurements of creditworthimess. In R. Benjamin (Ed.), Captivating technology: Race, carceral technoscience, and liberatory imagination in everyday life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
- Nopper, T. K. (2014). Revisiting “black-Korean conflict” and the “myth of special assistance”: Korean banks, US government agencies, and the capitalization of Korean immigrant small business in the United States. Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies, 1(2), 59-86.