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Dr. Kassra A.R. Oskooii
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
403 Smith Hall
Newark, DE 19716


‚ÄčKassra 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

Collingwood, Loren., Lajevardi, Nazita., and Oskooii, Kassra A. R. "A Change of Heart? Why Individual-Level Public Opinion Shifted Against Trump's 'Muslim Ban'". Political Behavior. 2018.

"The Politics of Choice Reconsidered: Partisanship, Ideology, and Minority Politics in Washington's Charter School Initiative." State Politics & Policy Quarterly. w/ Loren Collingwood and Ashely Jochim. [Accepted/Forthcoming]

"Muslims in Great Britain: The Impact of Mosque Attendance on Political Behaviour and Civic Engagement."  The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. w/ Karam Dana. 2017

"eiComapre: Comparing ecological inference estimates across EI and EI: Rx."  The R Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 2: 92-101. w/ Loren Collingwood, Matt Barreto and Sergio Garcia-Rios. 2016.

"How Discrimination Impacts Sociopolitical Behavior: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective." Political Psychology, 37: 613-640. doi: 10.1111/pops.12279. 2016.

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