Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego
CSDE Research Areas:
- Health of People and Populations
- Wellbeing of Families and Households
April Sutton studies education, stratification, gender, and geographic inequalities. Her motivation is to enhance our understanding of the characteristics of schools and communities that produce inequality, and how and why critical life transitions shape inequality. Sutton is especially interested in scrutinizing the institutional and structural mechanisms that maintain or disrupt gender and racial/ethnic inequalities in education, work, and family formation. One of her projects includes research on rural-urban disparities in teen unintended childbearing. She uses nationally representative surveys and federal government data to pursue her research.