Medical missions in East Asia, Asian history of medicine, Christianity in Asia, modern Japanese history, gender and labor in Japan, epidemics, popular culture in history
Dr. Perelman's research interests are on the role of foreign evangelical organizations in combating tuberculosis in early 20th century Japan.
American Evangelists and Tuberculosis in Modern Japan, Hong Kong University Press.
"Babysan's Burden: An Analysis of the American Occupation of Japan through Cartoons." Close Encounters in War (2: Displacement and War).
"The Japanese Way of Silence and Seclusion: Memes of Imperial Women." The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.
"The Exponent of Breath: How Foreign Evangelical Organizations Utilized a Public Health Lacuna for Their Own Benefit." The International Journal of Science in Society.
"The Appropriated Geisha: Using Their Role to Discuss Japanese History, Cultural Appropriation, and Orientalism." Education about Asia.