Bridget Nolan

Dr

20052019
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Personal profile

Biography

Bridget Rose Nolan is a former counterterrorism analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Princeton University. Her research interests include terrorism (particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Northern Ireland), counterterrorism, national security, organizations, and organizational culture.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Sociology, M.A., University of Pennsylvania

Education, Culture, and Society, M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania

Psychology, A.B., Princeton University

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas at El Paso

1 Aug 201730 Jun 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor, Bryn Mawr College

1 Aug 201431 Jul 2017

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Bombing Engineering & Materials Science
national security Social Sciences
suicide Social Sciences
Pakistan Social Sciences
freedom of information Social Sciences
social scientist Social Sciences
value added Social Sciences
community Social Sciences

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Research Outputs 2005 2019

A sociological approach to intelligence studies

Nolan, B. R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Researching national security intelligence: multidisciplinary approaches. Coulthart, S., Landon-Murray, M. & Van Puyvelde, D. (eds.). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, p. 79-

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Ethnographic research in the intelligence community: opportunities and challenges

Nolan, B., 2018, In : Secrecy and Society. 2, 1, p. 1-31 31 p., 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
national security
freedom of information
social scientist
value added
community

Inside the Agency: an ethnography of the National Counterterrorism Center

Nolan, B., 2018, (Submitted)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The effects of cleric statements on suicide bombings in Pakistan, 2000–2010

Nolan, B. R., 2013, In : Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 36, 3, p. 219-234 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bombing
suicide
Pakistan
Maximum likelihood estimation
Law enforcement

Grade inflation

Nolan, B. R., 2008, Encyclopedia of social problems. Parrillo, V. N. (ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, p. 420 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearch

Prizes

Activities 2005 2019

  • 18 Oral presentation
  • 9 Invited talk
  • 1 Editorial work

"How does anyone do this job?": frustration as a pedagogical tool

Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Constructing spies: gender, embodiment, and the CIA

Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The invisible manual: a simulation exercise for teaching intelligence

Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The world's second-oldest profession: the social organization of espionage

Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Throwing shade in the shadows: interagency culture clashes and the production of difference

Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

State of Deception

Bridget Nolan

13/12/13

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Bridget Rose Nolan ’02: From CIA to Ph.D.

Bridget Nolan

4/12/13

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Office Humor of America's Counterterrorism Analysts

Bridget Nolan

1/10/13

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research