Kassra AR Oskooii, PhD

I hold an academic position as an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. I am also an affiliated faculty at the Center for Political Communication, Center for the Study of Diversity, and Race, Justice, Policy Research Initiative. 

My 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. I have also had a long interest in minority representation and the Voting Rights Act (VRA), having conducted ecological inference analysis for VRA litigation in California, Florida, and Texas. Additionally, I have published articles on racially polarized voting (RPV) patterns as it pertains to voting rights litigation, and helped develop the eiCompare R Package, which has been utilized in numerous academic papers and court cases.  

My research has appeared in academic journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Political Psychology, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, Sociological Methods and Research, Perspectives on Politics, Urban Affairs Review, Ethnic Migration Studies, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. For more information about my academic record, please refer to my CV.