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Renee Perelmutter

Director of Jewish Studies,
Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic Languages & Literatures
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 4029
Second office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2132


Renee Perelmutter is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Kansas. They received a Ph.D from UC Berkeley. Dr. Perelmutter's research and teaching interests focus on morphosyntax and pragmatics of Slavic and Jewish languages, especially Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish. Dr. Perelmutter's latest research has focused on the construction of gendered practices and identities in multiparticipant discourse.


Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California

M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California

B.A., Linguistics, Hebrew University

Selected Publications

Perelmutter, R. (2013). The Founding Fathers' flamewar: (Im)politeness and community in the Russian blogosphere.

Selected Grants

Perelmutter, Renee , Israeli Russian Online: Contesting Religious Identities through an Immigrant Vernacular, Brandeis University, $2,500, Submitted 01/31/2016 (10/01/2016 - 05/31/2017) . Other University. Status: Funded.

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