- Fulbright Award (1983)
Maryellen Bieder was a professor emerita in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU. She joined IU’s faculty in 1976 as an assistant professor and devoted 38 years to the Spanish and Portuguese department. Prior to joining IU, she held assistant professorship positions at Syracuse University from 1973 to 1974 and at the State University of New York at Albany from 1974 to 1976. Bieder received an A.B. degree from Lawrence University, a M.A. from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Bieder was an established and prolific scholar of international stature in the field of Spanish literature and culture of the nineteenth century with more recent research that explored the works of twentieth-century and contemporary peninsular writers. She was a widely published author and remained active up until the end of her life with nearly 60 published book chapters and journal articles. Bieder won a Fulbright award in 1983, the Francis M. Kercheville Prize from the journal Anales Galdosianos in 1997, an IU Trustees Teaching Award in 2004, and an “Alumna of Notable Achievement” award from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts in 2011. Bieder passed away on January 31, 2018.