About the Author
Yasemin Besen-Cassino is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University, in New Jersey. She is the author of Consuming Work: Youth Labor in America (Temple University Press 2014). Her work focuses on gender, work, and youth. Her work has appeared in many academic journals as well as popular outlets such as BBC4. She is currently serving as the Book Review Editor of Gender & Society.Dan Cassino is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Madison, New Jersey. He is the author of Fox News and American Politics, and the coauthor, with Yasemin Besen-Cassino, of Consuming Politics: Jon Stewart, Branding and the Youth Vote in America. His work has appeared in academic journals, popular outlets including Newsweek and The Harvard Business Review, as well as in frequent television and radio appearances. He received his PhD from Stony Brook University in 2005, and did post-doctoral work at Princeton before coming to Fairleigh Dickinson.