Ayesha Masood is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Suleman Dawood School of Business. Dr. Masood obtained her PhD in Anthropology from Arizona State University, USA in 2017. Her dissertation research project on women doctors’ representation in health workforce was funded by Wenner-Gren Foundation and American Institute of Pakistan Studies. Her prior education includes an MA in Political Science from the University of the Punjab, and an MBBS degree from King Edward Medical College, Lahore. Prior to joining LUMS, Dr. Masood has taught in Information Technology University and served as a doctor in Mayo Hospital Lahore.
Her research, broadly situated in feminist and critical methodologies, focuses on issues related to gender in organizations, evidence-based health policy, managing human resources in health and policy implementation. Her work has been published in top-ranked journals of the world including Gender Work & Organization, Organization, Sex Roles and Gender, Place and Culture.
Dr. Masood is currently working on developing a book on the work of women health providers in Pakistan. Her current research interests include cultural influences on network formation, front-line bureaucracy, and evidence-based health policy formulation.

Dar, S. & Masood, A. (2023). Colonialism Otherwise and the Poetics of Un/knowing Bodies: A methodological intervention de-b/ordering Kashmir. Antipode.

Nisar, M. (2022). Imagining an Otherwise Global Public Administration: Conceptual Reflections. Administration and Society.

Nisar, M. (2022). Are all Burdens Bad? Disentangling Illegitimate Administrative Burdens through Public Value Accounting. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration.

Masood, A. & Nisar, M. (2022). Repairing the State: Policy Repair in the Frontline Bureaucracy. Public Administration Review.

Masood, A. & Nisar, M. (2020). Administrative Capital and Citizen Responses to Administrative Burden. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Masood, A. & Nisar, M. (2020). Crushed between Two Stones: Competing Institutional Logics in the Implementation of Maternity Leave Policies in Pakistan. Gender, Work & Organization.

Nisar, M. & Masood, A. (2019). Dealing with disgust: Street-level bureaucrats as agents of Kafkaesque bureaucracy. Organization: the critical journal of organization, theory and society.

Masood, A. & Nisar, M. (2019). A Post-Colonial Critique of the Academic Discourse on Far-Right Populism. Organization: the critical journal of organization, theory and society, doi:doi.org/10.1177/1350508419828572.

Masood, A. (2018). Doing Gender, Modestly: Informal Workplace Relations in Pakistani Workplaces. Gender, Work & Organization, doi:10.1111/gwao.12308.

Masood, A. (2018). Influence of Marriage on Women's Participation in Medicine: The Case of Doctor Brides of Pakistan. Sex Roles.

Masood, A. (2017). Women doctors don't choose to leave work, they are forced out. --- Petition removed ---.

Masood, A. (2017). Negotiating Mobility in Gendered Spaces: Case of Pakistani Women Doctors.. Gender, Place and Culture.

Masood, A. (2017). The Doctor Brides of Pakistan: Fact or myth. --- Petition removed ---.

Masood, A. & Nisar, M. (2012). The Nostalgic Detective: Identity formation in Detective Fiction of Pakistan. Pakistaniaat: A journal of Pakistan Studies.

Masood, A. (2021). To Fine or Not to Fine: Policy Implementation Dilemma of a Frontline Bureaucrat, Under Review. Case Research Center, LUMS..

Masood, A. (2020). Duty or care? A Physician's Ethical Dilemma of Working in COVID-19 Pandemic, Accepted. Case Research Center, LUMS..

Masood, A. & Nisar, M. (2018). Solving A Sticky Problem: Provision of Doctors In Underdeveloped Areas Of Punjab, Published. Case Research Center, LUMS, LUMS No. 16-313-2018-2, (pp. 14), Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Masood, A. & Dar, S. (2023). Colonialism Otherwise: Reading Uzma Falak's Kashmir, InPress. Postcolonial Feminism in Management and Organization Studies.

Masood, A. (2023). Weak but Not Broken: Resilience by Repair in the times of COVID-19, InPress. Street Level Bureacracy in Weal State Instituitions.

Masood, A. (2019). Cursed to Care: work work in Street Level Bureacracy. International Research Society for Public Management Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Masood, A. & Nisar, M. (2018). "Its like crushed between two stones.". 22nd International Research Society of Public Management Annual Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Masood, A. (2017). "Driving the Change: Gendered Mobilities in Pakistan.". International conference of 'Gender, Work and Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects for Women's Economic Empowerment', Lahore, Pakistan.

Masood, A. (2017). Purdah beyond Veil: Gendered interactions in Pakistani workplaces.. International conference of 'Gender, Work and Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects for Women's Economic Empowerment', Lahore, Pakistan.

Masood, A. (2015). Restrictions, Taboos, and Purity Rituals in Islamic Texts. Annual Conference, American Academy of Religion (Western Region), Santa Clara, United States of America.

Masood, A. (2005). Post-operative Complications in Ruptured Duodenal Ulcer. 10th International Surgical Conference, Lahore, Pakistan.

Masood, A. (2019). Cursed to Care: work work in Street Level Bureacracy. International Research Society for Public Management Conference.

Masood, A., Majeed, A. & Majeed, S. (2023). Organizational Administrative Burden in Networked Governance.

Nisar, M. & Masood, A. (2023). Governance by Artifacts: Theory and Evidence on Materiality of Administrative Burdens..

Masood, A. & Nisar, M. (2023). Public Sorrows, Private Politics: Citizen Activism and Administrative Burden.

Bahsir, M. & Masood, A. (2022). Enablers or Deterrent? Role of Street Level Managers in use of Creativity at the Frontlines.

Masood, A. (2019). Becoming a lady doctor: Feminization of medicine in Pakistan.