Research


 

Conference Activity


Nolan, Scott N. “Institutions, Politicians, Parties, and Political Information in Media Coverage of LGBT Issues”.

Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2016.

Nolan, Scott N. “Religious and Moral Language in Media Coverage of LGBT Issues”.

Presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association Conference, Las Vegas, March 2016.

Nolan, Scott N. "Judicial and Legal Information in Media Coverage of LGBT Issues”.

Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, April 2015.

Nolan, Scott N. “The Mainstream Media’s Obsession with Same-Sex Marriage: Is it a good thing or a bad thing?”

Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, January 2015.

Nolan, Scott N. “Quantifying LGBT Issues in News Coverage”.

Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2014.


 

Working Papers


Nolan, Scott N. “Same-Sex Couple Divorce in State Courts since Obergefell”

Nolan, Scott N. “The ‘Gay Blood Ban’ in the United States: Is there Legal, Political, and Scientific Consensus?

Nolan, Scott N. “State-Based Public Policy, Juvenile Courts, and Legal Responses to LGBT Homelessness in the United States”

Nolan, Scott N. “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Legal-Leftist Hero of Social Media”

 

Dissertation


"Quantification of Political Information in Media Coverage of LGBT Issues: Legal, Religious and Institutional Frames"

Expanding on past qualitative literature on LGBT Politics, I use quantitative content analysis to reveal three competing media frames in coverage of LGBT political issues: a legal frame, a religious frame, and an institutional frame. I examine these competing frames using mixed methods; content analysis reveals trends regarding how media coverage of LGBT political issues changes over time – more specifically, statistical and substantive analysis of how, where, and when different types of media cover LGBT political issues.