Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations

Faculty Scholar, Center for the Study of Diversity

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


Dr. Kassra Oskooii is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science & International Relations. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 2016.

His primary research focuses on understanding the impact of discrimination on the sociopolitical attitudes and behaviors of marginalized populations in democratic societies. In addition to his primary research agenda, Dr. Oskooii is also engaged in a variety of research projects related to examining the role of race, ethnicity, and religion in politics. Some examples of his work include: public opinion toward Muslim-Americans, the role of religiosity and mosque attendance on the political engagement of Muslims in the West, the impact of racial bias on support levels toward race-based policies, and the effect of redistricting and changes to voter registration or practices on minority electoral influence.