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Elizabeth Kurtz

Elizabeth Kurtz

Graduate Research Assistant, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth.C.Kurtz@asu.edu

School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

Titles

  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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.

Journal Articles

2016

Trainer, S., A. A. Brewis-Slade, A. Y. Wutich, L. C. Kurtz and M. Niesluckowski. 2016. The fat self in virtual communities: Success and failure in weight-loss blogging. Current Anthropology 57(4):523-528. DOI: 10.1086/687587. (link )

Posters

2019

Wright, M., D. Hondula, P. Chakalian, K. Larson, L. Watkins and L. C. Kurtz. 2019. Heat surveys in hot places: Predictors of heat illness events in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the 21st Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 11, 2019, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2018

Wright, M. K., D. M. Hondula, L. Wilson, L. C. Kurtz, L. E. Watkins, P. Chakalian, K. L. Larson and S. L. Harlan. 2018. Degrees of desire: Household preferences are key determinants of indoor temperatures in Phoenix. Poster presented at the 20th Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposum, anuary 5, 2018, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2017

Wright, M. K., P. C. Chakalian, L. C. Kurtz, L. E. Watkins, S. L. Harlan, M. Georgescu and D. M. Hondula. 2017. Extreme heat and power failures: Understanding household-scale risks. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 13 January 2017, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2015

Kennedy, E. B. and L. C. Kurtz. 2015. Floods and forest fires: Understanding the (mis)alignment of research, uncertainty, and practitioner needs. Poster presented at the AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting, February 12-16, 2015, San Jose, CA.

Kennedy, E. B. and L. C. Kurtz. 2015. Floods and forest fires: Understanding the (mis)alignment of research, uncertainty, and practitioner needs. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 27, 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.