Frederick Luis Aldama

Photo of Aldama by Plain Janell | Ohio State College of Arts and SciencesFrederick Luis Aldama is University Distinguished Professor, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and Alumni Distinguished Teacher at the Ohio State University. He is the 2018 recipient of the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring and the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award. He is an academic and award-winning author of over 40 books, including the International Latino Book Award and Eisner Award for Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. He is editor of the trade press, Latinographix, creator of the first documentary on the history of Latinx superheroes, and co-founder & director of SÕL-CON: Brown, Black, & Indigenous Comix Expo & Symposium. This fall, Frederick will publish a Spanish translation of his kid’s book The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie (2020) as well as join UT Austin as the Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and launch his Latinx Pop Lab. For more on Aldama visit: