Frederick Luis Aldama
Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor, Department of English
Professor Aldama 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 eleven books, including Postethnic Narrative Criticism; Brown on Brown;
the MLA-award winning Dancing With Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas; Why the Humanities Matter: A Common Sense Approach; Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez; and A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction. Along with Patrick Colm Hogan and Arturo Aldama, he is series editor of "Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture" with the University of Texas Press. He sits on the editorial boards of Narrative, Journal of Narrative Theory and Narrative and Image as well as Texas Tech UP's “The Americas” book series. He is currently also Founder and Director of LASER—the Latino and Latin American Studies space for Enrichment and Research and of Latino Studies. Areas of Expertise include narrative theory, film studies, critical theory, 20th-Century British and American literature.