Tanja was a founding co-convenor of The Listening Project, funded by the ARC’s Cultural Research Network (2008 – 2010).
Tanja is an active member of the Feminist Research Network at the University of Wollongong, and was the founding convenor (2013 – 2014). The Feminist Research Network at UOW supports staff whose work is influenced or inspired by diverse feminisms. The network brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, and at all stages of career development. Activities include research workshops and public lectures, a reading group and social events, women’s mentoring and community engagement. The network supports feminist practice and approaches the university itself as a site of intervention. FRN also maintains close relationships with the student-led UOW Feminist Society (FemSoc).
Community and Activist Media Illawarra is a pilot project that aims to connect community groups and media activists, and develop networks with UOW media researchers Tanja Dreher, A/Prof Bronwyn Carlson (FIRE) and Dr Sukhmani Khorana (Media and Communications).
UOW’s Indigenous Research Network.
Having worked as the Research Manager at UTS Shopfront in 2004 – 2007, Tanja maintains an active relationship as an Advisory Board member for the Gateways ejournal. UTS Shopfront aims to build strong and sustainable communities. The University-wide community engagement program provides capacity development for community based organisations, supports community engaged scholarship, and facilitates UTS students to develop leadership skills.