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Politics and International Relations

Yver Melchor Hernandez

Lecturer in Politics



Politics and Education of India and Mexico


Loyola University Chicago. Chicago, IL Ph.D. Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, August 2020 (Expected Graduation Date)

El Colegio de México. Mexico City, Mexico M.A. Asian and African Studies: South Asia, December 2011

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Mexico City, Mexico B.A. Political Science and Public Administration, December 2008

Courses Taught

International Higher Education
Comparative Education
Non-formal Education and Culture III & IV


Melchor, Y. (2018) Book Review: Esbozo de una Obra sobre Educación Comparada y Series de Preguntas sobre Educación, edited by Marc-Antoine Jullien de Paris. Editor and translator: Luis M. Naya Garmendia. Delta Publicaciones, 2017, European Education, 50:4, 392-394.

Melchor, Y. (2014)  Book Review: Sing, U. (2009) A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India. From Stone Age to 12th Century [Spanish]. Delhi, Pearson. Estudios de Asia y Africa, Jan - April 2014, 49:1, 227-232.

Corzo, Kent, and Melchor (2012). The Ayodhia Verdict: reflections on the nature of secularism in Contemporary India [Spanish]. Estudios de Asia y Africa, May - August 2012, 47:2, 383-404.


National Science Foundation Research in Undergraduate Institutions Award, $266,000 (2010, 3 years).  Exceptionally Short Telomeres in Filamentous Fungi and The RNA That Makes Them.

National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Award, $94,000 (2001). Acquisition of Multi-Imaging System for Use at an Undergraduate Institution. 

Awards and Scholarships

Service Leadership Award, School of Education – Loyola University Chicago
Fulbright Scholar
Conacyt Scholar
United World Colleges Mexico Scholar


“Sustainability and National Ideology” Comparative and International Education Society Conference, CIES 2019, San Francisco, US. April, 2019.

“A subaltern perspective for a borderless future” Comparative and International Education Society Conference, CIES 2019, San Francisco, US. April, 2019.

“Education in Emergencies and Epistemologies from the South” Georg Arnhold International Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace. Braunschweig, Germany. July, 2017.

“Human Rights Education for Federal Civil Servants in Mexico” Comparative and International Education Society Conference, CIES 2016, Vancouver, Canada. March, 2016.

“The Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection” Second National Congress of Young Indigenous Languages Speakers. Oaxtepec, Mexico. September, 2014.

“Acceso a la Información Pública en Comunidades Indígenas de los Valles Centrales de Oaxaca”. Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (FIL). Guadalajara, Mexico. December, 2013.

“Procesos Políticos y la Tesis de Licenciatura” Primer Symposium Multidisciplinario de Exalumnos. Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, UNAM. Mexico City, Mexico. November, 2013.

“Educational Trends in Modern India: The Relationship between Education and Power” History Department, Bharathidasan University. Tiruchirappalli, India. September, 2011.

“The use and the impact of the Chipko Movement in the Environmental and Feminist Discourses outside India”. 13th National Congress of the Latin American Association for Asian and African Studies.  University of Colima, Colima, Mexico.  February, 2010.