Department of English Language and Literature

Ayendy Bonifacio

Ayendy Bonifacio

Assistant Professor
Field House 1670 

Virtual office hours by appointment

Ayendy Bonifacio (PhD Ohio State) is an assistant professor of U.S. ethnic literary studies. His areas of scholarship are American literature and culture, including Latino/a/x studies; periodical studies; postcolonial studies; poetry and poetics; and the digital humanities. He is currently at work on two book projects that sit at the intersection of nineteenth-century culture and transamerican studies. The first, Reprint Poems in the U.S. Popular Press (1855-1866) draws examples from over 200 English- and Spanish-language popular dailies and weeklies and argues that reprint poems constitute a vital but still understudied form of public discourse that shaped literary and intellectual life in the U.S. His second book project, The Postcolonial Latino: The Making of Latinidad in the Age of Liberation argues that Latinidad in the Americas emerged and calcified in the nineteenth century as a postcolonial condition bounded up in the literature of nationality, patriotism, and exile in the aftermath of Latin America’s wars for independence. His work is published and/or forthcoming in American PeriodicalsProse Studies, American Literary Realism, The New York Times, and Truthout. He is the author of Dique Dominican (2017) and To the River, We Are Migrants (2020). His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); The Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC); and The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19).



Last Updated: 6/23/21