Frederick Luis Aldama

Distinguished University Professor and Director of LASER



In the departments of English as well as Spanish and Portuguese, Frederick Luis Aldama teaches courses on Latino and Latin American cultural phenomena, including literature, film, TV, music, sports, video games and comic books. He is also an affiliate faculty of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging. Aldama is the author, co-author and editor of thirty books. He is founder and director of the White House Hispanic Bright Spot awarded LASER/Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment Research. In 2016, Aldama received the Ohio Education Summit Award for founding and directing LASER. He is founder and co-director of Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute at The Ohio State University. He has been honored with the 2016 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education Award.

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Frederick Luis Aldama's CV.pdf

Areas of Expertise
  • Latino literature, film, TV, music, sports and video games
  • Latin American literature, film, comics
  • Comic book studies
  • Narrative theory
  • Cognitive approaches to culture
  • Film studies
  • Aesthetics
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1999
  • BA, University of California – Berkeley, 1992

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