• Ayendy Bonifacio (he/him/his) was born in Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. He earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is currently an assistant professor of English at The University of ToledoHe writes and teaches about American literature and culture, Latinx studies, and print culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Bonifacio is the author of Paratextuality in Anglophone and Hispanophone Poems in the U.S. Press, 1855-1901 (Edinburgh UP, 2024). 

    His research has been published in American Periodicals, Prose StudiesSlate, The Black ScholarAmerican Literary Realism, J19, The New York Times, ASAP/Journal, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other scholarly and public-facing venues. He is also the author of Dique Dominican (Floricanto Press, 2017) and To The River, We Are Migrants (Unsolicited Press, 2020). In 2018, The Latino Author named Dique Dominican one of the “top ten best non-fiction books of 2017.” Bonifacio's writing has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); The Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC); The Ohio Arts Council; The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo; and The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19). 

selected publications

full name

  • Ayendy Bonifacio Peralta


Cumulative publications in Scholars@UToledo