Frederick Aldama

Frederick Aldama

Frederick Aldama

Professor | English

(510) 367-9112

Hale Hall
154 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Latinx Pop Culture
  • Film Studies
  • Comic Books


  • Ph.D., Stanford University (1999)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1992)

Frederick Luis Aldama is a Distinguished University Professor, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and Alumni Distinguished Teacher 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 was recognized as one of The Beat Comics persons-who-defy-easy-category of the year for 2019. He is the award-winning author, co-author, and editor of 48 books, including his first children’s book The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie (2020).  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 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 has a joint appointment in Spanish & Portuguese as well as faculty affiliation in Film Studies and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. 

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