About Tara

Tara L. Conley is an interdisciplinary Black feminist scholar, mediamaker, and writer. She is an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University and a Stanford University Race and Technology Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022). Her scholarship centers Black life in the study and exploration of place, media histories, and technoculture. In 2013, she founded Hashtag Feminism (www.hashtagfeminism.org) to locate and archive feminist discourse by way of tracking Twitter hashtags on the web. In 2015, she produced a short documentary Brackish about life in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Most recently, her reporting and creative nonfiction essays have appeared in Bloomberg, ZORA Magazine, Parents Magazine, Courier Newsroom, and in the anthology Black in the Middle: An Anthology of the Black Midwest. Learn more about Dr. Conley’s scholarship and multimedia projects by visiting www.taralconley.org and www.mediamakechange.org.