Kassra Oskooii, Ph.D. is Vice President of Research at Collingwood Research and directs the firm’s public opinion offerings. Kassra holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science both from University of Washington. He worked as an analyst at the Washington Poll from 2010-2016. Kassra is also Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Delaware. Kassra has extensive research expertise in the areas of political discrimination and mass attitudes and voting behavior. He has designed, implemented, and analyzed numerous statewide and national public opinion surveys.
His research has appeared in prominent peer-reviewed social science journals such as Sociological Methods and Research, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, Perspectives on Politics, and Political Psychology. As a social scientist with a longstanding interest in political representation and the Voting Rights Act (VRA), Kassra has conducted racially polarized voting (RPV) and performance analyses of jurisdictions in states such as California, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Kassra is also the author of “Estimating Candidate Support in Voting Rights Act Cases: Comparing Iterative EI & EI-RxC Methods,” and a contributor to the eiCompare R package, which has been utilized in numerous academic papers and court cases.