Frederick Luis Aldama is an Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and University Distinguished Teacher at The Ohio State University. Aldaman was recently named a 2019 Distinguished University Professor by OSU for his exceptional record in teaching, in research, scholarly or creative work, and in service.
He is the author, co-author, and editor of 36 books. In 2018, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics won the International Latino Book Award and the Eisner Award for Best Scholarly Work. He is founder and director of two award-winning high school programs: LASER: Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research as well as the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute.