Yasemin Besen-Cassino

Associate Professor, Sociology

As a leading expert in gender pay equity, Associate Professor of Sociology Yasemin Besen-Cassino has testified before the New Jersey State Legislature and spoken beside Lily Ledbetter in support of the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Her recently published book, Consuming Work: Youth Labor in America, explores the inequalities in the youth workforce, as well as gender differences in earnings among young workers. She is the co-author of a recently published American Association of University Women funded study on New Jersey’s gender wage gap.