Elizabeth Kurtz

Grad Service Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Student Information

Graduate Student
Global Health
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography

Liza's research interests stem from her focus as a sociologist and her experiences as a community organizer, firefighter and first responder. In the general sense, she is fascinated by the way human systems respond and adapt to extreme stress, especially natural and technological disasters. She is particularly interested in exploring the gaps between academic knowledge-generation enterprises, national and local policy, and the lived experiences and expertise of disaster responders 'on the ground'. Her research focuses on combined natural-technological hazards, including extreme heat and power outages in the Southwest.

Education

Liza C. Kurtz is a PhD student in Global Health in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. She received her M.A. in Global Health from Arizona State University in 2015 and her B.S. in Sociology from Austin Peay State University in 2011. She is a proud receipient of ASU's Graduate Research & Teaching Fellowship.

Research Interests

Emergency management, emergency medicine, community-based disaster response, disaster relief, firefighting.

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 191 First-Year Seminar