Dr. Yasemin Besen-Cassino is Associate Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University. She received her Ph.D. at SUNY Stony Brook in 2005. Her research focuses on gender, work and politics. Her work has appeared in numerous prestigious journals such as National Women’s Studies Association Journal(NWSAJ), Berkeley Journal of Sociology, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Theory and Society and Contexts. She has served as the managing editor of a the prominent gender journal, Men and Masculinities, published by Sage(2003-2005). Her most recent books include Jessie Bernard (with Michael Kimmel), which is about the life and works of the prominent feminist scholar, Jessie Bernard and Consuming Politics: Jon Stewart, Branding and Youth Vote in America (with Dan Cassino), which studies the political attitudes and voting patterns of young people in America.  She has won the Dean’s  Award in Excellence in Teaching at SUNY Stony Brook in 2004 and the Dean’s Award in Teaching at Montclair State University in 2008.

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