On April 12, Dr. Yasemin Besen-Cassino, MSU Distinguished Scholar, made a
presentation to a standing-room-only audience of students, faculty and
staff. In this first Montclair State University Distinguished Scholar
Lecture, Dr. Besen-Cassino discussed the research for her upcoming book
which looks at why so many young people work while still in school.
Based on in-depth interviews with workers, her study explores the way
these young people are finding jobs after the recession and points to
the effects of race and gender inequality in the labor market. Dr.
Besen-Cassino is an associate professor of Sociology in the College of
Humanities and Social Sciences.