August 20, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that Reel Latinxs by Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González is a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards Best Nonfiction— Multi-Author section! At the Virtual Awards Ceremony on September 12, the first, second, and honorable mention will be announced. The virtual and free program starts with entertainment at 2:30pm Pacific Time and the ceremony begins at 3:00 pm Pacific Time. Visit the International Latino Book Awards website for more details.
In Reel Latinxs, Aldama and González blaze new paths through Latinx cultural phenomena that disrupt stereotypes, breathing complexity into real Latinx subjectivities and experiences. In this grand sleuthing sweep of Latinx representation in mainstream TV and film that continues to shape the imagination of U.S. society, these two Latinx pop culture authorities call us all to scholarly action.
Frederick Luis Aldama is University Distinguished Professor, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and Alumni Distinguished Teacher at The Ohio State University. He is the 2018 recipient of the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring and the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award. He is the award-winning author, co-author, and editor of more than forty books. He is editor and co-editor of eight academic press book series as well as editor of Latinographix, a trade press series that publishes Latinx graphic fiction and nonfiction.
Christopher González is an associate professor of English and director of the Latinx Cultural Center at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Congratulations, Frederick and Christopher!