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Dr. Kassra A.R. Oskooii

Associate Professor
American Politics, Political Psychology and Race and Ethnic Politics
Director of Internships
University of Delaware
403 Smith Hall
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2355
 

Biography

Kassra AR Oskooii, Ph.D. (University of Washington, 2016) joined the department in fall of 2016. His research and teaching focuses on the interplay between the contextual and psychological determinants of political opinions and behaviors of high and low status group members. Dr. Oskooii also has research and teaching expertise in the area of voting rights and redistricting. Due to this expertise, he has served as an expert witness or consultant in voting rights related matters in states such as Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Washington.

Dr. Oskooii's research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Public Opinion Quarterly, Sociological Methods and Research, Perspectives on Politics, Electoral Studies, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, State Politics and Policy Quarterly and the Journal of Public Policy.

Dr. Oskooii has also contributed to the development of the eiCompare Ecological Inference R Package, which has been used in numerous academic papers and voting rights cases across the country. More information about his research and teaching expertise can be found on his website​

Select Publications

Lajevardi, N., Oskooii, K., Walker, H. and Westfall, A. “The Paradox Between Integration and Perceived Discrimination Among American Muslims.” Political Psychology. (FirstView) 

Barreto M., Collingwood, L., Garcia-Rios, S., and Oskooii, K. “Estimating Candidate Support in Voting Rights Act Cases: Comparing Iterative EI & EI-RxC Methods.” Sociological Methods and Research. (FirstView) 

Oskooii, K., Lajevardi, N. and Collingwood, L. “Opinion Shift and Stability: The Information Environment and Long-Lasting Opposition to Trump's Muslim Ban."  Political Behavior. (FirstView) 

Oskooii, K., Dana, K. and Barreto, M. “Beyond Generalized Ethnocentrism: Islam-Specific Beliefs and Prejudice toward Muslim Americans.” Politics, Groups, and Identities. (FirstView) 

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

Dana, K., Lajevardi, N., Oskooii, K. and Walker, H. 2019. “Veiled Politics: Experiences with Discrimination among Muslim Americans.” Politics and Religion, 12 (2): 629-677. 

Oskooii, K., Dreier, S., and Collingwood, L. 2018. “Partisan Attitudes toward Sanctuary Cities: The Asymmetrical Effects of Political Knowledge.” Politics and Policy, 46 (6): 951-984. 

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, 40: 1035-1072. *Covered by: Vox,  ThinkProgressAl JazeeraMiddle East EyePsychology Today, Social Psych Online, & NPR.

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, 3(1): 112-152. 

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, 18(1): 61-92. 

Oskooii, K. and Dana, K., 2018. “Muslims in Great Britain: The Impact of Mosque Attendance on Political Behaviour and Civic Engagement.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(9): 1479-1505. 

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

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