Frederick Luis Aldama

Distinguished University Professor and Director of LASER



Frederick Luis Aldama is Distinguished University Professor at the Ohio State University. He is the award-winning author, co-author and editor of over 40 books, including the Eisner Award-winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. He is editor of nine book series, including 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 and director of the Obama White House award winning LASER: Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research, as well as founder and co-director of the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He holds joint appointments in English, Spanish & Portuguese and is faculty affiliate in Film Studies and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. His children’s book, The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie, will be published in 2020.

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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