Nidia Bautista

Nidia Bautista

Nidia Bautista

Graduate Student

Cohort 2020-21



Nidia Melissa Bautista is a journalist and PhD student in Chicana/o and Central American Studies at UCLA. Nidia has worked as a journalist for over five years in Latin America and the U.S. covering immigration, human rights issues and gender violence.
While at New York University, Nidia conducted field research and reporting on feminicide in Ecatepec, Mexico State, funded in part by a Tinker Field Research Grant, and the reported story, “Surviving One of Mexico’s Deadliest Places for Women,” was published by Latino USA and the North American Congress on Latin America.
Currently, as a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow, Nidia plans to continue her work examining feminist protest and emerging cultural forms in Mexico and the U.S. that contest entrenched gender violence and failing gender laws. Her research interests include feminicide in the U.S. and Mexico, transnational feminism, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies and media studies.


  • BA Latin American and Latino/a Studies and Politics from UC Santa Cruz
  • MA Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Global Journalism from New York University


  • Feminicide in Mexico and Latin America
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Media Studies

Honors & Awards

  • Eugene Cota-Robles (2020 – 2024)