Sutton's dissertation research focuses on understanding the links between intimate partner violence [IPV], femicide, and COVID-19 through an intersectional feminist framework. Overarching themes in Sutton's writings include reproductive coercion, intimate partner violence, protection for pets, motherhood in the academy, and incarcerated women. Sutton currently serves as a therapist specializing in work with survivors of IPV and core leadership member of the City of Birmingham’s Women’s Initiative. Sutton is a licensed independent clinical social worker.
Explores non-partner sexual violence as a contributing factor to teen pregnancy rates in Haiti.
Examines reproductive coercion in the context of intimate partner violence from an intersectional framework. Provides recommendations for practice and policy.
Focuses on helping practitioners solve ethical dilemmas when working with clients impacted by domestic violence.
Covers specific strategies for Safety Planning with Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Uses literature from the intimate partner violence field. Adapts assessments and survivor-centered approaches to increase safety for both clients and service responders.