Timothy Gitzen is an anthropologist, a writer, a speaker, a teacher, and a queer activist. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. Prior to this he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at The University of Hong Kong and 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, trans soldiers, viruses and biosecurity, and queer youth sexuality.
Contact: gitzent [at] wfu [dot] edu