Ayesha Masood

Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MBBS King Edward Medical College; MA University of the Punjab; PhD Arizona State University

Research Areas: Public Policy; Gender Studies; Women in South Asia; Health Policy; Organization behavior


Ayesha Masood is an Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy. She obtained her PhD in Anthropology from Arizona State University, USA in 2017. Her prior education includes MA in Political Science from the University of the Punjab, and MBBS from King Edward Medical College, Lahore.

Her research broadly situated in feminist and critical methodologies, focuses on changing gender structures in South Asian societies, especially in healthcare and medical profession. She is also interested in street level bureaucracy, especially administrative burden and creativity in policy implementation. Her research on these issues has been published in top ranked journals of gender studies and public administration including Gender, Work & Organization, Gender, Place & Culture, Sex Roles, Organization, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and Public Administration Review.

Her dissertation research project on women doctors’ representation in health workforce was funded by Wenner-Gren Foundation and American Institute of Pakistan Studies. She is currently working on a book examining the phenomenon of doctor brides, women doctors in Pakistan who become doctors to get an advantage in marriage market.

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