Frederick Luis Aldama

Frederick Luis  Aldama

Frederick Luis Aldama

Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor, Department of English

(510) 367-9112

236 Hagerty Hall


  • PhD, Stanford, 1999
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

In the departments of English as well as Spanish and Portuguese, Aldama teaches courses on and Latino and Latin American cultural phenomena, including literature, film, TV, music, sports, video games and comic books. He is also an affiliate faculty of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging. He is the author, co-author, and editor of thirty books. He is founder and director of the White House Hispanic Bright Spot awarded LASER/Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment Research. In 2016, Aldama received the Ohio Education Summit Award for founding and directing LASER. He is founder and co-director of Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute at The Ohio State University. He has been honored with the 2016 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education Award.

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