Ayendy Bonifacio is a PhD candidate in English and teaches first- and second-year writing and literature courses with themes including periodical culture and poetry. His research is highly interdisciplinary and is in dialogue with American literature and poetics, material culture, Latinx studies and hemispheric studies. This intersection of fields is evident in his dissertation which investigates the work of popular nineteenth-century poets writing about race, gender and class for widely circulated magazines, newspapers and story papers. Most recently, he presented at the 2017 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies conference in Philadelphia on “Genre-Based Forms and Narrative Fragments in W.W. Brown’s Clotel.” In May 2016, he presented a paper at ALA entitled “The 1866 Cholera Epidemic through Women Poets in The New York Ledger.” In the Summer of 2015, Bonifacio participated in a National Endowment of the Humanities-sponsored seminar called “City of Print” in New York City. This summer (2017), he will participate in the North American Victorian Studies Association conference in Florence, Italy, and present a paper entitled “The New York Ledger Meets Charles Dickens’ Literary Stardom.” He occasionally posts interesting archival findings on his American Periodical Poetry Facebook page.