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 teaches at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).
- 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.