Previous academic positions include both Stockholm and Linköping Universities. He was previously a Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, before becoming a Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. He has been considered one of Sweden's foremost queer theorists and was influential in introducing queer theory to Sweden.
Kulick, Don (1992). Language shift and cultural reproduction: socialization, self, and syncretism in a Papua New Guinean village. Cambridge England New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN9780521414845.
Kulick, Don; Willson, Margaret (1995). Taboo: sex, identity, and erotic subjectivity in anthropological fieldwork. London New York: Routledge. ISBN9780415088190.
Kulick, Don; Stroud, Christopher (1993), "Conceptions and uses of literacy in a Papua New Guinean village", in Street, Brian V., Cross-cultural approaches to literacy, Cambridge England New York, New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, pp. 30–63, ISBN9780521409643.
Kulick, Don (2010), "Humorless lesbians", in Holmes, Janet; Marra, Meredith, Femininity, feminism and gendered discourse a selected and edited collection of papers from the fifth International Language and Gender Association Conference, IGALA5, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 59–82, ISBN9781443823647.