Dr. Jazma Sutton


Assistant Professor of History

274 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
+1 513-529-5121


  • PhD 2022, Indiana University 
  • MA, Indiana University
  • BA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Teaching and Research Interests

  • U.S. History 
  • African American History 
  • African American Women’s History 
  • Slavery and Freedom in the U.S.
  • Antebellum Black Life in the Midwest

Courses Recently Taught

  • HST/BWS 221 African American History 
  • HST 400 Senior Capstone 

Selected Publications

  • "Jazma Sutton and Kalani Craig, “Reaping the Harvest: Descendant Archival Practice to Foster Sustainable Digital Archives for Rural Black Women,” Digital Humanities Quarterly (forthcoming, Fall 2022): 1-31.
  • Jazma Sutton, “Beyond Harriet: African American Women’s Work in the Underground Railroad,” Process: A Blog for American History, Oct. 31, 2019.

Work in Progress 

Dr. Sutton’s research focuses on the histories of slavery and freedom in the U.S. with a particular interest in African American women’s history and the Midwest. She is currently working on a book project that chronicles Black women’s transition from slavery to freedom in antebellum Indiana and Ohio and the ways in which they expressed their ideas of citizenship through anti-slavery activism and material culture.