Tim Dean is a British philosopher and writer, notable in the field of contemporary queer theory. He is the author of Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious (1991), Beyond Sexuality (2000), and Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (2009), all published by the University of Chicago Press, and a co-editor of Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis (2001).
Originally a British civil servant, Dean was educated at the University of East Anglia (BA in American Studies), Brandeis University, and Johns Hopkins University (MA and PhD). He joined the The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2002 - where he is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture, and the Department of Comparative Literature - after several years teaching at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and the University of Washington (Seattle). Dean wrote an undergraduate dissertation on Gary Snyder and a doctoral dissertation on Hart Crane. He was also a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center from 1997-1998.
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- "On Bareback Subcultures and the Pornography of Risk". Slought Foundation. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "Faculty: Tim Dean". University at Buffalo. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "Fellows Update". Stanford Humanities Center. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.