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Tim Dean is a British academic, 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 published Hatred of Sex together with Oliver Davis in 2022. [5]

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. [6] 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). [7] He teaches at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).


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