Naser Javaid, Research Director

A Research Director at Goodwin Simon, Naser has extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and his professional background allows him to view and approach research questions from a unique perspective. At GSSR, Naser has worked on strategic messaging and public opinion research across a wide variety of topics, including abortion care, consumer privacy protection, environmental justice, preserving judicial independence, expanding the rights of immigrants and people seeking asylum, and young people’s occupational identity formation. He also has experience supporting international clients and has conducted field work in East Africa.

Prior to joining GSSR, Naser served as a campaign manager and senior advisor to a member of the California State Assembly. He has worked on statewide and local campaigns in Illinois and California, and has years of experience working in state and national government. He also was a tenured professor of political science in Chicago, where he conducted research on various aspects of American politics and taught graduate courses in research methodology.

Originally from Chicago, Naser earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in New York and graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in political science. In his free time, he enjoys exploring new destinations, both domestically and internationally, and spending time outdoors.