Adelheid Bethanny Sudibyo

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Professional Summary
Bethanny was born in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. She speaks Indonesian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. She holds a MA in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a BA in Spanish from Wenzao University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Spanish Literature at the University of Iowa. Her main research area is Hispanofilipina and Peninsular literature and culture. Through her research, Bethanny hopes to enrich scholarship regarding past histories between Spain, the Philippines and Latin America.

Honors & Awards

  • The Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship, 2018-present

Courses Taught

  • SPAN:1002 - Spanish Elementary II (Fall 2018)
  • SPAN:1501 - Spanish Intermediate I (Spring 2019)
  • SPAN:3840 - Spanish Contemporary Short Story (Fall 2019)


  • World Languages Graduate Organization (WLGO) Cultural Chair, 2019-2020

Research and Practice Interests

  • Hispanofilipina and Peninsular literature, relations of the nation and gender, transnational and cultural studies

Conference Presentations

  • “Legualá: The Moorish Lady and Her Response Towards the Archpriest of Hita in Libro de Buen Amor”. Paper presented at the 39th Cincinnati Conference on Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures. Cincinnati, OH, 2019.
  • “El comer bien o el comer mal”: El consumismo, la gastronomía y clase en La desheredada y Los Pazos de Ulloa”. Paper presented at South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, GA, 2017.
Research areas
  • Spanish
Adelheid Bethanny Sudibyo
Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, University of Iowa, 2018-in progress, M.A. in Spanish Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016-2018, B.A. in Spanish with a Minor in English, Wenzao University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2012-2016

314 Phillips Hall (PH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States