Frederick Aldama

Frederick Aldama

Frederick Aldama

Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English

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573 Denney Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • comic books--especially Mexican and US Latino
  • film: especially Mexican and US Latino
  • television: especially US Latino


  • PhD, Stanford University
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley


Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English at the Ohio State University where teaches courses on comic books, film, and literature.  He also directs L.A.S.E.R/Latino & Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research and Latino Studies. He is the editor of six collections and author of seven books, including the recent Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez, Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle, A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction, and Analyzing World Fiction.  He has five books forthcoming in 2012-2013, including Mex-Ciné: Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the 21st Century (University of Michigan Press), the co-authored with Ilan Stavans ¡Muy Pop! Conversations on Latino Popular Culture (University of Michigan Press), Robert Rodriguez (Contemporary Film Directors/University of Illinois Press), and Multimediated Latinos (University of Illinois).