Tara Conley is an interdisciplinary scholar and mediamaker with an established research agenda in the field of communication and media. She is also an assistant professor of media studies at Montclair State University, and the 2021–2022 Race and Technology Practitioner Fellow at Stanford University. In 2013, she founded Hashtag Feminism to locate and archive feminist discourse by way of tracking Twitter hashtags on the web. In 2015, she produced the documentary Brackish about life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She is also the founder of MEDIA MAKE CHANGE, a media production and consulting company established in 2009. Her research and multimedia production engage scholarship and methods across multiple fields including communication and media studies, digital humanities, art and design, science and technology studies, and archival studies.
Tara Conley reviewed an early draft of Trends in Mobile Journalism: Bearing Witness, Building Movements, and Crafting Counternarratives.
Tara Conley served as an External Evaluator for the 2022 Just Tech Fellowship.