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Dr. Kassra A.R. Oskooii
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
403 Smith Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Office Hours: Wed 2-3PM & By Appt
Fields: American Politics


Kassra AR Oskooii, PhD (University of Washington, 2016) joined the department in 2016. His primary areas of specialization are American politics and political methodology. Within the field of American politics, his research and teaching interests include political behavior, political psychology, and race and ethnic politics. Some examples of his current research projects include the following topics: examining the impact of discrimination on political behavior, investigating the antecedents of antipathy toward marginalized populations, and the extent to which race-based appeals impact mass opinion toward minority issues, candidates, and policies. Dr. Oskooii also has extensive experience designing, programming, implementing, and analyzing experiments and public opinion surveys.

Recent Publications

Dana, K., Lajevardi, N., Oskooii, K. and Walker, H., 2018. “Veiled Politics: Experiences with Discrimination among Muslim Americans.” Politics and Religion. (Forthcoming)

Oskooii, K., 2018. “Perceived Discrimination and Political Behavior.” British Journal of Political Science(Forthcoming)

Lajevardi, N. and Oskooii, K., 2018. “Old-Fashioned Racism, Modern Islamophobia, and the Political Isolation of Muslim Americans in the Age of Trump.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. (Forthcoming)

Collingwood, L., Jochim A., and Oskooii, K., 2018. “The Politics of Choice Reconsidered: Partisanship, Ideology, and Minority Politics in Washington's Charter School Initiative.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly. 

Collingwood, L., Lajevardi, N. and Oskooii, K., 2018. “A Change of Heart? Why Individual-Level Public Opinion Shifted against Trump’s 'Muslim Ban.'” Political Behavior.                      

Oskooii, K. and Dana, K., 2017. “Muslims in Great Britain: The Impact of Mosque Attendance on Political Behaviour and Civic Engagement.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Collingwood, L., Oskooii, K., Barreto, M. and Garcia-Rios, S., 2016. “eiCompare: Comparing Ecological Inference Estimates across EI and EI: RxC.”  R Journal, 8(2), pp.92-101.

Oskooii, K., 2016. “How Discrimination Impacts Sociopolitical Behavior: A Multidimensional Perspective.” Political Psychology, 37(5), pp.613-640. [Click to Download]

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