Bogi Perlemutter

Dr. Bogi Perelmutter
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Slavic, German and Eurasian Studies & Jewish Studies


Ph.D. in Speech, Language, & Hearing, The University of Kansas, 2022, Lawrence, KS


Jewish Mysticism - lecturer and course designer

LGBTQIA+ Jewish Cultures - lecturer and course designer

Secular Jewish Culture - lecturer

Slavic Folklore - lecturer

Language Science - TA/grader

Psychology of Language - TA/grader

Psychological Statistics Consultations -TA/grader

Aphasia - TA/grader

Survey of Communication Disorders - TA/grader

Speech Anatomy - TA/grader


2022-present – Adjunct lecturer, University of Kansas, Jewish Studies / Slavic, German and Eurasian Studies

2020-21 – Graduate teaching assistant, University of Kansas, Speech-Language-Hearing

2018-19 – Archival researcher and Hungarian-English translator, Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies (as external contractor)

2014-19 – Presidential Graduate Research Fellow, University of Iowa, Graduate College

2017-18 – Adjunct lecturer, University of Kansas, Jewish Studies

2016-17 – Graduate teaching assistant, University of Iowa, Communication Sciences & Disorders

2015 – Graduate research assistant, University of Iowa (Word Learning Laboratory)

Selected Publications

Takács, B. (forthcoming 2022). ““You are not alone” – Raana Raas (Etelka Görgey) and the speculative future of religion.” Lingua Cosmica 2: More Science Fiction From Around the World, ed. Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Sean Guynes, and Dale Knickerbocker. University of Illinois Press.

Takács, B. (forthcoming 2022). “Getting to know each other: The role of rich #ownvoices narratives in intergroup solidarity.” Uneven Futures: Lessons for Community Survival from Speculative Fiction, ed. Garry Canavan, Ida Yoshinaga and Sean Guynes. MIT Press.

Takács, B. (2021). “Censorship or cultural adjustment? Sexualized violence in Hungarian translations of Asimov’s Second Foundation.” Science Fiction in Translation: Perspectives on the Global Theory and Practice of Translation – Studies in Global Science Fiction, ed. Ian Campbell. Palgrave Macmillan.

Takács, B. (2021). “Star Girl on the Time Train – Children’s science fiction by Hungarian women authors in the Kádár era (1956-1989).” SFRA Review, eds. Vera Benczik and Beata Gubacsi.

Perelmutter, B., McGregor, K. K., Schmidt, R. R. (submitted). “I go to the library to get away from my apartment” – A qualitative analysis of the spatial study strategies of young adults with developmental language disorder in higher education.

Perelmutter, B., McGregor, K. K. (submitted). “Dreadful for me” – A qualitative investigation of the self-help guidebook use of young adults with developmental language disability in post-secondary education [Brief communication]

Suswaram, S., Perelmutter, B., Keuwo, R., Gillispie, M. W. (2022) “I truly feel like I have been hustling on my own”: Minority graduate students’ experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders programs. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.

McGregor, K. K., Arbisi-Kelm, T., Perelmutter, B., Oleson, J. (2019). Favorite words as a window onto the aesthetic function of language. American Speech, 94 (3), 380-396.

Perelmutter, B., McGregor, K. K., & Gordon, K. R. (2017). Assistive technology interventions for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities: An evidence-based systematic review and meta-analysis. Computers & Education, 114, 139-163. (5-yr impact factor: 5.568)

Creative Works

Books – Fiction

Takács, B., ed. (forthcoming). Rosalind’s Siblings, the Rosalind Franklin memorial anthology of speculative stories about gender/sex marginalized scientists. Galli Books.

Takács, B. (forthcoming, 2023) The Song of Spores. Broken Eye Books.

Takács, B. (forthcoming, 2023) Untitled Hungarian short story collection. GABO SFF. Translated by Csilla Kleinheincz and Bogi Takács.

Takács, B. (2019). The Trans Space Octopus Congregation – Stories. Lethe Press. Lambda award finalist.

Takács, B. (2019). Algorithmic Shapeshifting – Poems. Aqueduct Press. Elgin award nominee.

Takács, B., ed. (2019). Transcendent 4 – The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2018. Lethe Press.

Takács, B., ed. (2018). Transcendent 3 – The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2017. Lethe Press. Publishers Weekly starred review. American Library Association Over the Rainbow Longlist.

Takács, B., ed. (2017). Transcendent 2 – The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2016. Lethe Press. Lambda award winner, Locus award finalist. Publishers Weekly starred review.

Professional short fiction and poetry publications available upon request (100+ items).

Awards & Honors

American Library Association – Over the Rainbow Longlist, 2020

Guest of Honor, ConFusion, Michigan, January 2020

Hexa Award finalist for Best Hungarian SFF Advocate, 2019, 2020

Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Transgender Fiction, 2020

Elgin Award nominee, 2020

Hugo Award winner for Best Fan Writer, 2020

Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, 2018, 2019

Lambda Literary Award winner for Best Transgender Fiction, 2018

Locus Award finalist for Best Anthology, 2018

Grants & Other Funded Activity

2022 – Travel grant to AJS 2022, Boston, MA 2022 – Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Jewish Gender Studies Research Award

2020 – Sunnyside Research Grant, University of Kansas

2014-2019 – Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Iowa

2018 – Travel grant to SRCLD, Madison, WI


2020 - present – Award judge, Zsoldos award for Best Hungarian SF

2019 – Nebula Weekend Programming Advocates Committee

2019 – Award judge, Lambda award for LGBTQ Anthology

2019 – Award judge, Otherwise (formerly Tiptree) Award

2018 – Award judge, Lambda award for LGBTQ SFF


Member, Association for Jewish Studies

Professional Member, Science Fiction Writers of America

Middle Grade and Young Adult Workgroup, Science Fiction Writers of America