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Frederick Luis Aldama

Frederick Luis Aldama

Frederick Luis Aldama

Adjunct Professor and Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin


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

To contact Professor Aldama, please use aldama@utexas.edu.

Frederick Luis Aldama is the Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin, and holds an adjunct professor appointment at The Ohio State University.  He is the 2019 recipient of the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring and the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award. He is the award-winning author, co-author and editor of 40 books. In 2018, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics won the International Latino Book Award and the Eisner Award for Best Scholarly Work. He is editor and coeditor of 8 academic press book series as well as editor of Latinographix, a trade-press series that publishes Latinx graphic fiction and nonfiction. He is creator of the first documentary on the history of Latinx superheroes in comics (Amazon Prime) and co-founder and director of SÕL-CON: Brown & Black Comix Expo. He is founder of the Obama White House award-winning LASER: Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research, as well as founder of the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Frederick Luis Aldama's CV.pdf

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