Faiza Masood joined the Religion department in the Fall of 2020. Before coming to Princeton she earned an M.A. in Islamic Law (2019) and an M.A. in Islamic Studies (2018) both from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), UK as a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship. In 2017, she earned a B.A. in Religion from CUNY Hunter College. She has traveled to Morocco and Jordan for Arabic intensive language programs through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and the Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, (FLAS).
Her research interests include the implementation and execution of Islamic Law (Sharia) in modern, Muslim-Majority states as they exist alongside other forms of law (i.e.social mores, western law), sepcifically in the area of personal status law. She plans on focusing this study on South Asia.