Lilliana Mason is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, beginning Fall 2015. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Stony Brook University in 2013, with a dissertation grant from the National Science Foundation. She has a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University. Between 2013 and 2015, she was a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University.
Her research interests include American political behavior, political psychology, partisan and social identity, and polarization. Specifically, her work focuses on the polarizing effect of partisan sorting, and the consequences of sorting for political behavior in general. Her research has appeared in journals such as American Political Science Review and American Journal of Political Science. She is currently finishing a book manuscript on partisan sorting and polarization in American politics.