Sociology Instructor Bridget Rose Nolan Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 20th, 2013 at 3:58 pm.

Bridget Rose Nolan, who will be teaching the course “Social Inequality” this fall was featured in an Aug. 19 Philadelphia Inquirer article.

The article, titled “Covering the Undercovers,” looks at Nolan’s research into the culture of the CIA’s anti-terrorism center, where she served as a counter-terrorism analyst while pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.

From the article:
“She set out to explore the culture of the terrorism center and how it, and its counterparts, share information – or fail to.

It was an idea that intrigued her Penn professors but soured her employer. She was bound by rules that required her to get permission for the study and anything she published.

The CIA rejected her proposal, and so began a three-year ordeal during which Nolan, a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova and Princeton University, went up against the agency.

And won, though it meant she had to resign”

The Department of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College offers students particular opportunities to study societies of the Global North and South, the relation of individuals and groups to society and culture, and the contribution of sociological perspectives to formation of public opinion and debate. Courses in US society, immigration, race and ethnic relations, development, social stratification and inequality, gender, sociology of education, medical sociology and African American and Asian American communities provide critical perspectives from which to understand and analyze major social issues.

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