I am Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at MacEwan University. I completed BA (1994) and MA (1997) degrees at the University of Alberta, where I studied the theory and history of psychology, especially the significance of social constructionist ideas for psychology. I completed a PhD (2006) at the University of Maryland where I specialized in sociological theory and comparative-historical sociology. My PhD research described the impact of psychiatric medications on discourses and experiences of selfhood. Currently, I am interested in theories of space and atmosphere, and have applied these concepts to the study of the Ukrainian Euromaidan revolution. I teach courses in Introductory Sociology, Sociological Theory, Social Psychology and the Sociology of Mental Illness.
I can be reached at:Rm. 6-398E, 10700-104 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J-4S2 780 633-3672 stepniskyjATmacewan.ca