Ted Perlmutter is a technology consultant and information systems architect. He is responsible for Web site coordination and database development, and has been involved in creation of the Religious Peacemaking Database project. Perlmutter’s research interests focus on how Internet technology can promote knowledge networks among political and social activists. Presently a visiting fellow at the Center for European Studies at New York University, he is developing a course on internet technology and international conflict resolution. Perlmutter’s research in this area includes work with Suzette Brooks Masters on a Ford Foundation sponsored project entitled "Networking the Networks: Improving Information Flow in the Immigration Field."
He has published numerous articles and book chapters on immigration, refugees, political parties, and civil society. Perlmutter taught in the New York University political science department as a lecturer and an assistant professor (1987-1992). He has been the recipient of a German Marshall Fund Grant for the Study of Germany and the Fulbright Commission Fellowship for Study in Italy for research on xenophobic politics in Europe from 1993 to 1995. He was a visiting fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Italian Studies on America at ColumbiaUniversity (1997-98). Perlmutter holds a B.A. in political science from Wesleyan University, and an M.A. and Ph. D. in sociology from Harvard University.