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Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at The Ohio State University, United States, where he teaches Latino/a and Latin American post-colonial literature, film, and comics, as well as narrative theory and cognitive science approaches to culture generally.
Aldama obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1999. He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992.
He is the author and editor of nineteen books, including "Postethnic Narrative Criticism, Brown on Brown", the MLA-award winning "Dancing With Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas" (2004), "Why the Humanities Matter: A Common Sense Approach" (2008), "Your Brain on Latino Comics" (2009), "A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction" (2009), "Analyzing World Fiction" (2011), "Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature" (2012), "Mex-Ciné: Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the 21st Century" (2013), "Formal Matters in Contemporary Latino Poetry" (2013), "Latinos in the End Zone: Conversations on the Brown Color Line in the NFL" co-authored with Christopher González, among others.
He edits the series "Contemporary Latino Writers and Directors" series (Ohio State University Press) and "Latino Pop Culture" (Palgrave).
He is also series co-editor of "Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture" as well as co-editor of "World Comics & Graphic Nonfiction"--both with the University of Texas Press.
Aldama's articles and interviews have appeared in such journals as Aztlán, College Literature, Poets & Writers, World Literature Today, Cross Cultural Poetics, Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, Lucero, Comparative Literature, Callaloo, Nepantla, Journal of Interdisciplinary Literary Analysis, American Literature, Latin American Research Review, Modern Fiction Studies Modern Drama, Philip Roth Studies, SubStance, Style, among others.
He is founder and director of LASER--Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment & Research at The Ohio State University