Bogi Takács Perelmutter

Bogi Takács Perelmutter (e/em/eir/emself or they pronouns) is an author, editor, critic and scholar of speculative fiction. E has won the Lambda and Hugo awards for eir editorial work and criticism. As a writer, critic, and editor, Dr. Takács Perelmutter has been a finalist for many SFF awards including the Locus award, the Ignyte award, and the Hexa award. Born in Győr, Hungary, Dr. Takács Perelmutter immigrated to the US and received eir PhD from the University of Kansas. Dr. Takács Perelmutter works as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Slavic, German and Eurasian Studies & Jewish Studies at the University of Kansas, and is also affiliated with the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. E is an interdisciplinary scholar with a background in both quantitative and qualitative research, ranging from the humanities to the health sciences. In SFF Studies, Dr. Takács Perelmutter’s research focuses on the history of Hungarian speculative fiction (especially in the 1956-1989 time period), translation studies, Jewish authors, and authors who belong to marginalized genders. Dr. Takács Perelmutter’s articles have recently appeared in the SFRA Review, Science Fiction in Translation, and Uneven Futures: Lessons for Community Survival from Speculative Fiction. They are also an author of a long-running LGBTQIA+ Speculative Classics series of essays at Tor.com.  In 2022, Dr. Takács Perelmutter was awarded the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Jewish Gender Studies Research Award for studying the work of Hungarian Jewish woman author Zsuzsa Kántor. E is currently working on a book manuscript about Kántor’s controversial oeuvre, including her speculative novella series about Young Pioneers in space; and another scholarly manuscript focusing on gendered imaginaries of magical power in speculative fiction in a cross-cultural comparison. Eir second short story collection Power to Yield is forthcoming from Broken Eye Books, and an anthology e edited, Rosalind’s Siblings, focusing on speculative stories featuring scientists of marginalized genders, recently came out from Atthis Arts Books. Dr. Takács Perelmutter currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas with eir spouse, fellow KU professor and SFF author Dr. R.B. Lemberg Perelmutter, their teenager Mati, and their collective book accumulation.