Nicolas, Brenda (In Progress). Transborder Comunalidad: Gendering Indigenous Practices of Belonging Across Settler Colonial Borders, book manuscript.


Nicolas, Brenda. (2021) “‘Soy de Zoochina:’ Transborder Comunalidad Among Children of Indigenous Migrants.” Latino Studies vol. 19, no. 1.

Nicolas, Brenda. (Under Review). “Indigenous Land Acknowledgements and Contesting Settler Colonial Grammar of Place in Oaxacan Social Media.” American Quarterly.

Nicolas, Brenda.  (Manuscript in preparation). “The Mexican Census as a Settler Colonial Project of Erasure.” 

Book Chapters

Nicolas, Brenda. (Accepted) “Visualizing Trans-Indigeneities through Oaxacan Art During Ongoing Police Violence.” In Critical Latinx Indigeneities, edited by Maylei Blackwell, Lourdes Alberto, Floridalma Boj López, and Luis Urrieta.

Blackwell, Maylei, Allison Fisher-Olson, Brenda Nicolas, and Dean Olson. 2021. “Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles Project.” In ESRI, edited byWendy Teeter and Mishuana Goeman. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute.

Andrews, Abigail, Brenda Nicolás, Lucia Goin, and Melissa Karakash. 2013. “Discount Transnationalism: Recession and the Transformation of Cross-Border Ties.” In The Wall Between Us: Oaxacan Migration in an Era of Separation, edited by FitzGerald, David, Jorge Hernández-Díaz, and David Keyes. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Book Reviews

Nicolas, Brenda. 2018. “Indigenous Women and Laws in Latin America.” Review of Demanding Justice and Security: Indigenous Women and Legal Pluralities in Latin America, edited by Rachel Sieder. American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Vol. 41, no. 4.

Nicolas, Brenda. 2018. “Ethnographic Accounts of Romanticized Juchitán.” Review of Behind the Mask: Gender Hybridity in a Zapotec Community, by Alfredo Mirandé. Latino Studies Journal. Vol. 16, no. 2.

Digital Humanities

Nicolas, Brenda. 2015, 2016, 2017. Latin American Indigenous Diaspora. A Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles (MILA) UCLA Digital Project. Available at:

Nicolas, Brenda. 2015. San Jerónimo Zoochina (Bene Xhiin) Project. Sparcinla. Available at:

Public Publications

Nicolas, Brenda. Forthcoming. “Indigenous Oaxacan Visibility.” McClatchy Fresno Arts Endowment: Boom Oaxaca.

Nicolas, Brenda. 2021. “Meet the Indigenous Mujeres from Oaxaca Cooking Tlayudas for Struggling Families in Mid-City. ” LA Taco. accessed June 8, 2021,

Nicolás, Brenda. 2010. “La Migración de San Jerónimo Zoochina.” Revista El Tequio: La presencia hecha palabra. No.7. Pp. 14-15. Available at: