Dilshod Achilov

faculty

Dilshod Achilov, PhD

Associate Professor

Political Science

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Liberal Arts 317

Education

University of ArizonaPhD

Teaching

  • Comparative and International Politics
  • Research Methods
  • Democratization
  • Civil Society
  • Political Islam

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Students will learn how to study politics "scientifically" using theories, hypotheses, and concepts to explore the relationships among variables. Students will also learn how to define and critique concepts commonly used in professional journals. The course includes an overview of descriptive statistics using the SPSS software, exposure to some inferential statistics, and their application to data analysis in Political Science. Students learn how to present quantitative data in a manner consistent with the expectations of the discipline.

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.

Comparative analysis of the political processes, ideologies, development, and governmental structure of countries from different regions of the world.

Professor Achilov's research specializations include comparative and international politics, research methods, democratization, civil society, and political Islam.  Prof. Achilov's research focuses on the politics of the Islamic world, with an emphasis on Middle East politics.  He is author of the book The Routledge Handbook of Central Asian Politics (Routledge Press) and he recently coauthored a paper entitled "Modeling Islamist Extremist Communications on Social Media using Contextual Dimensions: Religion, Ideology, and Hate"  His research has been published in journals such as the International Political Science Review, Social Science Quarterly, Politics and ReligionReligion State and Society, Mediterranean Politics, Democratization, and the Journal of Central Asian Studies Prof. Achilov was previously a fellow at the National Council for US-Arab Relations and a Visiting Scholar at the Davis Center for Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.