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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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Research Outputs

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 proceedingChapter

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 journalArticle

Open Access
File
  • Inside the Agency: an ethnography of the National Counterterrorism Center

    Nolan, B., 2018, (Submitted)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    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 journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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 book

    Prizes

    Activities

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

    Constructing spies: gender, embodiment, and the CIA

    Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

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

    Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Intelligence Activities of Terrorist Organizations

    Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
    19 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    The invisible manual: a simulation exercise for teaching intelligence

    Bridget Nolan (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    From petticoats to trench coats: the CIA as a gendered organization

    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