Timothy Gitzen is an anthropologist, a writer, a speaker, a teacher, and a queer activist. He is a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University’s Institute for Korean Studies. He received his PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. His research examines the intersection of national security and sexuality in South Korea, interrogating the production and management of the “queer threat” through a national security matrix that proliferates other threat figures. He has written on issues of queerness and kinship, militarization and toxic masculinity, trans bodies in the South Korean military, and queer trauma.