The UCSB Current recently profiled the work of Gerardo Aldana, professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCSB, as consultant for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). The article discusses Aldana’s work with director Ryan Coogler in refining the script and representing indigeneity and Mesoamerican culture onscreen. Aldana will share his knowledge for our continuing Big Screen series this winter with a sold-out screening and discussion of Wakanda Forever and indigenous worldbuilding.