Ali Masood

Ali Masood

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ali Masood joins the Department of Political Science as an assistant professor. Dr. Masood received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of South Carolina in 2016. He comes to Rhodes after serving as assistant professor at California State University in Fresno. Dr. Masood’s research interests focus on law, the courts, and judicial politics. He has taught American Government, the U.S. Supreme Court Simulation, Politics and the Court, and Administrative Law and the Judicial Hierarchy, among others.

Selected Publications

Masood, Ali S. and Monica Lineberger. 2020. United Kingdom, United Courts? Hierarchical Interactions and Attention to Precedent in the British JudiciaryPolitical Research Quarterly 73(3): 714-726. 

Masood, Ali S. and Benjamin J. Kassow. 2020. The Sum of its Parts: How Supreme Court Justices Disparately Shape Attention to their OpinionsSocial Science Quarterly 101(2): 842–860. 

Masood, Ali S., Benjamin J. Kassow, and Donald R. Songer. 2019. The Aggregate Dynamics of Lower Court Responses to the U.S. Supreme Court. Journal of Law and Courts 7(2): 159–186