CV

Curriculum Vitae


Current positions

• Doctoral researcher at the Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. https://www.jyu.fi/hytk/fi/laitokset/kivi/henkilosto/henkilosto/khalimzoda-ilkhom

Education

• PhD candidate, Turiba University, Communication Management Science, 2013-2017, (completed required curriculum and state examinations).

• Master of Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship and Management from Riga Technical University, 2013;

• Bachelor of Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship and Management from Riga Technical University, 2011;

Other education and training, qualifications and skills (the latest)

• Integrative Complexity – facilitator course (eight sessions) based on IC Thinking method developed by the University of Cambridge. Oct 2018, Helsinki, Finland;

• Ran Policy & Practice Event: Engaging with communities in the prevention of radicalization and violent extrimism. 28 Sep 2018, Berlin, Germany;

• Workshop “Engaging with communities, Collaboration between local authorities and communities in Preventing Violent Extremism”, 22-23 Feb 2018, Prague (CZ);

• Training “The Peace Project” for youth and community workers and leaders, 15-25 Sep 2017, Equalities Action, UK;

• Training seminar “Civil Society Empowerment Programme”, 15 June 2017, Creating online campaigns around counter and alternative narratives, RAN Centre of Excellence a subsidiary of the Radar Group Amsterdam, The Netherlands;

• Training & Workshop “World Entrepreneurs Meeting-Twelve stones for peace” 24-31 May 2017, The Values University, Mafra, Portugal;

Summer school “Strategic communication competencies for leadership (SCCL), The Country Image and Information Warfare”, 14-19 May 2017, Faculty of communication, Turiba University;

• Summer school “Strategic communication competencies for leadership (SCCL), The Country Image and Information Warfare”, 14-19 May 2017, Faculty of communication, Turiba University;

• Training seminar “Solution Based Practice with Guy Shanon”, 14-15.February 2017, Applying the solution based practice approach, British Council in Latvia;

Language skills

Mother tongue: /Uzbek/Persian/

Other languages;

English (C1) Turkish (C2)  Russian (C1)  Latvian (B1)  Arabic (A1)  Finnish (A2)

Previous work experience

• Sep 2017 – Dec 2020, Social Media Officer for the European Journalism Observatory -EJO’s Russian language part, https://en.ejo.ch/;

• May 2019 – Dec 2019, Fundraiser, UNICEF Finland. Job description: F2F fundraising with distinctive results and references.

• May 2019 – Oct 2019, Research assistant, SIRIUS project, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyvaskyla. Job description: conducting interviews with NGO’s and immigrants in Finland.

• Jul 2017- Dec 2017, Interpreter, NGO Shelter “Safe House”, part time,Job description: Interpretation services at seminars, lectures, exhibitions, trips, courts, police interviews to asylum seekers and third county nationals.

• Aug 2016 – Dec 2017, Consultant, Baltic Education LLC, Latvia, part time, Job description: Consultancy and assistance on establishment, development and public relations management for new entrepreneurs, enterprises just established.

• Aug 2015 – Dec 2017, Volunteer project manager, NGO Dialogu Nams, Latvia, part time, Job description: Developing adaptation aimed projects, giving seminars on intercultural communication & integration in to host society, managing new projects; organizing and moderating seminars, courses, workshops, discussions and debates, responsible for public relations.

• Nov 2013 – Jul 2016, Economist, Riga International Meridian School LLC, Latvia, part time, Job description: Accounting, cost cutting, tax office and immigration office documentations.

Research funding’s as well as leadership and supervision

• Finnish National Agency for Education – EDUFI Fellowship for research, Finland;

• State Education Development Agency, Scholarship for studies, Latvia;

Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

• Guest lecturer for MA students on topic Constructing “the West” and “the East” in media, University of Jyvaskyla, 2021 Spring;

• Guest lecturer for MA students on topic “Quantitative method: Survey”. University of Jyvaskyla, 2020 Autumn;

• Guest lecturer for MA students on topic “Latvian Media Landscape”. University of Jyvaskyla, 2019 Spring;

• Guest lecturer for MA students on topic “Communication theories and their implication”. Valmiera University of Applied Sciences, 2017 Spring;

• Training and Guest lecture to school teachers on topic “Intercultural Competence, Failures and Success”. School N:2 Latvia, 2016 Spring;

• Training & Guest lecture to school teachers on topic “Intercultural Competence, Failures and Success”. Ilguciems Gymnasium Latvia, 2016 Spring;

• Guest lecturer to bachelor students on topic: Culture, theory and practice. RISEBA University, 2015 Autumn;

Other  merits

• Member of the Integration Competence Center Monitoring Group 2021-2023, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland.

• Reviewing editor at the Journal of Intercultural Communication since 2019. https://www.immi.se/intercultural/editorialboard.html

• Director of the Migration program, European Centre for Populism Studies, since Jan 2021- onwards.

• Board Member of The Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU), since 2018 – onwards.

• Contributor to European Journalism Observatory, Politurco.com, Integration.lv, Public Agency (PA) the Centre for Geopolitical Studies

• Board Member of UN Association of Jyväskylä (2019 & 2020).

• Member of NIC (Nordic Network of Intercultural Communication) since 2016;

For Research and Publications, please go to: https://khalimzoda.com/research/

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