Ilkhom Khalimzoda

Director, Nonresident Research Associate

Ilkhom Khalimzoda (Ph.D. candidate) works as a doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. His main research interests are migration, acculturation, media, and cross-cultural psychology. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and many other semi-academic articles focusing on communication, dialog, prejudice and assimilation, journalism, and SGD’s.

Khalimzoda has given guest lectures at the RPIVA-University of Latvia on cultural dimensions, at the RISEBA University on theory and practice, at the Valmiera University of applied Sciences on implications of theories, and at the University of Jyvaskyla on media landscapes. He has been part of several panels and given conference presentations at more than ten universities.

Khalimzoda was a recipient of a Finnish National Education Agency grant in 2018. He has contributed to the European Journalism Observatory (,,,, and – The Centre for Geopolitical Studies.

Currently, Khalimzoda holds several positions of trust. These include: member of the board at The Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU); board member at the UN Association of Jyvaskyla (JyYK); and head of the Finnish Intercultural Society (SKY). He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Intercultural Communication (JICC).

Latest by Ilkhom Khalimzoda


The Contours of Populism in Russia: An Elite Strategy to Preserve the Status Quo September 4, 2021.