Tim Dean

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Tim Dean is a British philosopher, author, notable in the field of contemporary queer theory,[1][2][3] and author of several works on the subject: Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious (1991), Beyond Sexuality (2000),[2] and Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (2009),[4] 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).[5] 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[6] where he is affiliated with The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture,[7] and the Department of Comparative Literature.


  1. ^ Eric L. Haralson (2003). Henry James and queer modernity. Cambridge University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-521-81394-5. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Downing, Lisa. "Beyond Sexuality: Review". Archives of Sexual Behavior 34 (2): 255–263. doi:10.1007/s10508-005-1802-1. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "On Bareback Subcultures and the Pornography of Risk". Slought Foundation. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Fellows Update". Stanford Humanities Center. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Faculty: Tim Dean". University at Buffalo. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  7. ^ http://psychoanalysis.buffalo.edu/