Aldama, Frederick

Melissa Soave

Before becoming a professor at Ohio State University, Frederick Luis Aldama (née Luis Federico Aldama) was born in 1969 in Mexico City to a Mexico-City born and bred chilango papa and a Guatemalan-Irish American mama. In a bizarre series of mishaps, he ended up growing up in and around Sacramento, California, and London, England, before going to UC Berkeley (B.A.) and then Stanford (Ph.D.). Today, he uses the tools of narrative theory and cognitive science in his teaching and scholarship on Latino and Postcolonial literature, art, music, film, and comic books. He is the author and editor of nine books, series editor of “Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture” with the University of Texas Press, and Director of Latino Studies at Ohio State University.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez
(Our Cover Feature of June 09, 2009)