Frederick Luis Aldama

Frederick Luis Aldama

Professor LatinX

Professor LatinX 2017-09-02T17:33:22+00:00


Today, we’re living minute by minute a remarkable historical period in terms of pop cultural production—and its study. This site serves as a hub for the wide circulation of pop cultural phenomena that energizes my teaching and publishing on TV, webisodes, film, comic books, video games, music, food, tattoo and poster art, Tweet fiction, and much more.

I write books, lecture, speak, run community programs and curate the Planetary Republic of Comics.

Some books..

Planetary Republic Of Comics

A space for all things critical and creative about comics showcasing the variety and vitality of the presence and significant influence of comics in the shaping of culture, history, politics and society.

Browse characters, comics, creators or read more about The Republic here.

Review of "Mashbone & Grifty"—by Frederick Luis Aldama
Mashbone & Grifty: by Oscar Garza (Art/Story) and Rolando Esquivel (story) Out of the gate here, let me just say there’s a lot of venom spitting at our Latinx peoples. So much and for so long I nearly forgot what it’s like to laugh—bellyache laugh.  Garza and Esquivel’s Mashbone & Grifty lifted me from my thick malaise at the daily news of familia ripped apart at the proverbial Tortilla Curtain. They opened a window for ...
Read More Why Latinx Superheroes Matter: An Interview with Eisner Nominee Frederick Luis Aldama—by Shawn Edrei
I first met Professor Frederick Luis Aldama in 2015, at a conference held by the International Society for the Study of Narrative in Chicago. His talk on mixed-race superheroes was part of a larger panel on comics which attempt to recenter and reframe identitarian margins – a prescient topic given the troubled times we’re living in, and the frequency with which the mainstream comics industry seems to find itself at the epicenter of race-related controversies ...
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Latinx Spaces - An Interview with Frederick Luis Aldama: On the Art of Storytelling for Latinx Children and Youth — by Isabel Millán
Known for his scholarship on Latinx popular culture and comics, Frederick Luis Aldama just expanded his repertoire with another book—this one on Latinx children’s picture books and Young Adult literature, inspired by the books he began reading to his daughter, Corina. Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press and released earlier this year, Latino/a Children’s and Young Adult Writers on the Art of Storytelling includes a foreword by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, a preface by Norma ...
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