Yasemin Besen-Cassino

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Associate Professor, Sociology
Associate Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Office:
Dickson Hall 305
Dickson Hall 305
EMail:
beseny@mail.montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-7229
973-655-7229
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Degrees:
BA, Bogazici University (Turkey)
MA, SUNY at Stony Brook
PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook
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I am an Associate Professor of Sociology and Distinguished Scholar 2012-2013. I am currently serving as the Book Review Editor of Gender&Society. I received my Ph.D. In Sociology from State University of New York in Stony Brook in 2005. During my time at Stony Brook, I worked as the Managing Editor of Men and Masculinities( editor: Michael Kimmel) published by Sage. My research focuses on work, gender and youth. My work has appeared in many sociology journals such as Contexts, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Theory& Society, NWSAJ and Education& Society.

I recently finished a research project funded by the AAUW(American Association of University Women) on the gender wage gap in New Jersey, which resulted in a research monograph( with Dr. Mary Gatta) published by the AAUW. I also testified as an expert witness at the NJ State Legislature.

My book, Consuming Work(Temple University Press, 2014)focuses on part-time youth labor in America and other industrialized countries, was reviewed by Social Forces, Contemporary Sociology, Gender&Society, Work&Occupations, BBC4 and was highly recommended by Choice. In this research, supported by the W.E. Upjohn Foundation, I explore the inequalities in the youth labor force.

I am currently writing a book on the gender wage gap, which is under contract at Temple University Press.

In addition to research, I truly enjoy teaching. I am the winner of the Dean's Award in Teaching at MSU in 2008 and the Dean's Award in Teaching at SUNY Stony Brook in 2004 .
Courses Offered:
SOCI 104 Sociology of the Family
SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Sciences
SOCI 301 Research Methods
SOCI 304 Work and Professions
SOCI 400 Senior Research Project
SOCI 411 Selected Topics: Sociology of Youth
SOCI 208/ WMGS 208 Men & Masculinities
WMGS 102 Intro to Women and Gender Studies
SOCI/WMGS 208 Men&Masculinities
SOCI 503 Interviews and Focus Groups


Specialization

work and labor, gender,youth, inequality, quantitative methods, political sociology


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Office Hours

Spring

  • Monday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Research Projects

Education& Youth Today

In this book I edited(2016), I explore the most recent research on young people and education. This is is official publication of the ASA's Children and Youth Section.