April Sutton is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego.
Her main areas of research are education, stratification and inequality, and gender. Sutton's research highlights the spatial and gender dimensions of enduring social inequalities and the academic and policy debates surrounding them. She is especially interested in how communities, schools, and other institutional contexts strengthen or weaken gender and racial/ethnic inequalities in education, work, and early family formation.
Sutton was recently selected as a 2021-22 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research is published in the American Sociological Review, Sociology of Education, Social Problems, and American Journal of Public Health, among other journals. Major media outlets have covered her work, including The
Atlantic, Forbes, and U.S. News and World Report.