In 2020, great power comes to DePaul…

Join us for an exciting program of panels, keynotes, workshops, and more fun events at “A Celebration of Superheroes!”

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Sarah Kuhn

Sarah Kuhn is the author of the popular Heroine Complex novelsa series starring Asian American superheroines. The first book is a Locus bestseller, an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee, and one of the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog’s Best Books of 2016. Her YA debut, the Japan-set romantic comedy I Love You So Mochi, came out in summer 2019 and is a Junior Library Guild selection. She is currently writing Shadow of the Batgirl, a graphic novel about Batgirl Cassandra Cain for DC Comics. Other projects include “The Ruby Equation” for the Eisner-nominated comics anthology Fresh Romance, a comic book continuation of the cult classic movie Clueless, a series of Barbie comics, and a one-shot for the recent Jem and the Holograms anthology Dimensions. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Toast, The Mary Sue, Uncanny Magazine,,, The Hollywood Reporter,, and the Hugo-nominated anthology Chicks Dig Comics. Additionally, she was a finalist for both the CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Award and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. You can visit her at or on Twitter: @sarahkuhn.

Frederick Luis Aldama is Distinguished University 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 40 books. In 2018, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics won the International Latino Book Award and the Eisner Award for Best Scholarly Work. He is editor and coeditor of 8 academic press book series as well as editor of Latinographix, a trade-press series that publishes Latinx graphic fiction and nonfiction. He is creator of the first documentary on the history of Latinx superheroes in comics (Amazon Prime) and co-founder and director of SÕL-CON: Brown & Black Comix Expo. He is founder and director of the Obama White House award winning LASER: Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research as well as founder and co-director of the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He has a joint appointment in Spanish & Portuguese as well as faculty affiliation in Film Studies and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. His children’s book, The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie will be published by OSU Press in 2020. For more on Aldama visit:

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Dr. Frederick Aldama


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