Professor of Sociology and Director of the Life Course Center, University of Minnesota
Jeylan Mortimer is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Life Course Center at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on adolescence and the transition to adulthood, with special emphasis on work-related processes. She is author of Working and Growing Up in America (2003), which addresses the consequences of working during adolescence for achievement and behavioral adjustment during the high school years, as well as socioeconomic attainment and family formation in early adulthood. She is co-editor, with Michael Shanahan, of the Handbook of the Life Course (2003).