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Sarah Moser, a student in Barrett, The Honors College and justice studies undergraduate at the ASU School of Social Transformation, was selected as a Bidstrup Undergraduate Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. This recognition serves as a testament to outstanding commitment to academic excellence.
With funds provided to advance her research, Moser is conducting her thesis project under the advisement of Dr. Nancy Jurik and Dr. Gray Cavender, both from Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation.
The project involves women service providers on a local and national level, with a specific focus on the underrepresentation of female firefighters.
"My research will question why there are so few women in this field of firefighting and how women experience work in this predominantly male setting,” Moser said. “I am also interested in any organizational characteristics and policies that might support/discourage the retention of women."
Moser noted that, "while such studies have been done about women in policing and women working in other criminal justice fields, little such research has examined issues of women's underrepresentation in the field of firefighting."
Moser will graduate in May 2016 with a bachelor's in justice studies as well as a bachelor's in sociology. She aspires to work for the federal government following the completion of her education.