Dilshod Achilov


, PhD

Associate Professor

Political Science



University of ArizonaPhD


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



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.