Tim Dean is a British philosopher, author, notable in the field of contemporary queer theory, and author of several works on the subject: 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).
Dean was educated at the University of East Anglia (BA in American Studies), became a British civil servant, earned his MA at Brandeis University (undergraduate dissertation on Gary Snyder), and PhD at Johns Hopkins University (doctoral dissertation on Hart Crane). He was a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center (1997-1998). He taught for several years at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and the University of Washington (Seattle). In 2002, he joined the The State University of New York at Buffalo where he is affiliated with The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture, and the Department of Comparative Literature.
- Eric L. Haralson (2003). Henry James and queer modernity. Cambridge University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-521-81394-5. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- Downing, Lisa. "Beyond Sexuality: Review". Archives of Sexual Behavior 34 (2): 255–263. doi:10.1007/s10508-005-1802-1. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- Rickard, G Keilan (2009). "The land of big queers: A fairy's tale (To be read aloud then discarded just as quickly)". Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 14: 89–99. doi:10.1057/pcs.2008.15. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "On Bareback Subcultures and the Pornography of Risk". Slought Foundation. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "Fellows Update". Stanford Humanities Center. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "Faculty: Tim Dean". University at Buffalo. Retrieved 17 December 2010.