Mike Sosteric, BA (Hons Psychology), BA (Hons Sociology), MA, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology

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1996 …2023

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Research Interests

Sociology of Religion, Mysticism, Human health and development

Personal profile

My primary interests are social inequality, the Sociology of Religion, the Sociology of Mysticism, religious experience, and social transformation. My work focuses on historical and contemporary analysis of human spirituality, religion, mysticism, mystical experience, and its powerful and transformative potential. This work, which includes efforts to develop a a Connection Framework, was initiated by my own series of mystical experiences, partially documented here. In my work, I also focus on the intersections of social class, gender, and ethnicity on how these impact our individual and collective understanding and implementation of spirituality and spiritual systems. I am specifically concerned with developing a decolonized and authentic form of spirituality and a spiritually sophisticated form of psychology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Alberta

… → 1999

M.A, University of Regina

… → 1996

B.A. High Honors Psychology, University of Regina

… → 1992

B.A. Honors Sociology, University of Regina

… → 1992

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