Frederick Luis Aldama

Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor

Frederick Luis Aldama is University Distinguished Scholar as well as Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University where he teaches Latino and Latin American literature, comic books, TV, and film in the departments of English, Spanish/Portuguese, and Film Studies. He was honored with the 2016 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education award as well as a recipient of the White House Bright Spot for Higher Education Award and the Ohio Education Summit Award for his Latino High School outreach program, LASER. He is founder and co-director of The Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He is the author and co-author as well as editor and co-editor of over twenty-nine books, including recently The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Pop Culture, Latinx Comic Book Storytelling, and his first book of fiction, Long Stories Cut Short. He is editor of Latino & Latin American Profiles book series (University of Pittsburgh Press) and the trade-book graphic novel and nonfiction series, Latinographix (Ohio State University Press). He is co-editor of the following book series: Latinx Pop Culture (University of Arizona), Global Latino/a Americas (The Ohio State University Press), Cognitive Approaches to Culture (The Ohio State University Press), and World Comics & Graphic Nonfiction (University of Texas Press).  He sits on the board of journals such as Narrative, the Journal of Narrative TheoryINKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society. He sits on the board for the The Americas book series (Texas Tech Press University Press) as well as New Suns: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Speculative (OSU Press). He is a member of the standing board for the Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies.

He is the author and editor of twenty-two books, including

LASER: YouTube Video

OSU LASER Mentor Day: YouTube Video

The Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute: YouTube Video

Areas of Expertise
  • Latino pop culture: comics, film, TV
  • Contemporary Mexican Cinema
  • Cognitive and Narrative Approaches
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

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