Don Kulick

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Don Kulick
Born (1960-09-05) 5 September 1960 (age 59)
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Alma mater Stockholm University
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Main interests cultural and linguistic anthropology
Notable worksTravesti: sex, gender, and culture among Brazilian transgendered prostitutes

Don Kulick (born 5 September 1960) [1] is professor of anthropology at Uppsala University in Sweden. Kulick works within the frameworks of both cultural and linguistic anthropology, and has carried out field work in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Italy and Sweden. Kulick is also known for his extensive fieldwork on the Taiap people and their language in Gapun village of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.



Kulick received his B.A. in Anthropology and Linguistics from Lund University in Sweden in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stockholm University in 1990.


Previous academic positions were at 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.

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  1. "Kulick, Don". Library of Congress. Retrieved 27 February 2015. data sheet (b. Sept. 5, 1960)