California State University, Fresno

Ali Masood

Hello and welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Fresno.


​My research and teaching interests are in American political institutions, judicial politics, and research methodology.​ Broadly, my research centers on the intersection of decision-making behavior and the policy impact of the courts. I also study how political elites shape public perceptions of politically insulated institutions, such as the U.S. Supreme  Court. My methodological interests center on measurement theory, improving statistical inference, and experimental analysis.


I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 2016. My research has been published or is forthcoming at American Politics Research, the Journal of Law and Courts, and Political Research Quarterly.