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 first became a British civil servant before attending the University of East Anglia, during which time he participated in a Junior Year Abroad program at Brandeis University, and wrote his undergraduate dissertation on Gary Snyder before graduating BA with First Class Honours in American Studies.[5] He subsequently earned his PhD at Johns Hopkins University (doctoral dissertation on Hart Crane). He was a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center (1997-1998).[6] He teaches at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).


  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. S2CID 189872704.
  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. S2CID 147088373. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  4. ^ "On Bareback Subcultures and the Pornography of Risk". Slought Foundation. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  5. ^ https://illinois.academia.edu/TimDean/CurriculumVitae
  6. ^ "Fellows Update". Stanford Humanities Center. 26 February 2010. Archived from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.