Nicholas Boeving CV

Nicholas Grant Boeving

nboeving@hotmail.com

 

Education

Sofia University, Ph.D., Psychology (expected graduation date: December, 2016)

Rice University, ABD, Psychology of Religion, 2003-2010

The University of Texas at Dallas, M.A. Humanities (Studies in Literature), 2003

The University of Texas at Dallas, B.A. Psychology, cum laude, 2000

 

Areas of Interest

Psychology of Religion; Addiction Studies; Transpersonal Psychology; Scientific Language and Theory as Mystical Discourse; Asian Religions in the West; New Religious Movements

Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish; reading knowledge of French and Tibetan

Currently writing the following dissertation under the directorship of David Lukoff, Ph.D., Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., and William Parsons, Ph.D.: A Luminous Doom: Death Anxiety Across the Spectrum of Substance Abuse and Recovery.

Publications:

“Spiritual Democracy: Beyond Consciousness and Culture: Review Essay of The Participatory Turn: Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies.” Edited by Jorge N. Ferrer and Jacob H. Sherman,” co-written with Ann Gleig, Ph.D. Tikkun (May/June 2009).

“Is Addiction Really A Disease: A Challenge to Twelve-Step Programs. Tikkun, 2011.

“Sneaking God (Back) Through the Back Door of Science: A Call for a Comparative Addictionology.” In the Journal of Pastoral Psychology 59: 1 (February 2010).

“Paranormal Experience.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“Transcendental Meditation.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“Swami Vivekananda.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publication, 2009.

“Hallucinations.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“The Unconscious.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications. 2009.

“Visions.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“Spiritualism.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“Ramana Maharshi.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“Swamis.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“Transpersonal Psychology.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“Nas.” In Encyclopedia of Islam in America. Edited by Edward E. Curtis IV. Brill, 2010.

 

The following Book Notes were written during 2003-2009:

 

“Soulfully Gay: How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God,” by Joe Perez. Religious Studies Review.

 

Book Note on “Consciousness, Self-Consciousness, and the Science of Being Human,” by Simeon Locke, M.D.. Religious Studies Review.

Book Note on “Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing Among Chilean Mapuche,” by Ana Mariella Bacigalupo. Religious Studies Review.

Book Note on “Where God and Science Meet [Three Volumes]: How Brain and Evolutionary Studies Alter Our Understanding of Religion,” edited by Patrick McNamara. Religious Studies Review.

Fellowships and Awards

Senior Research Fellowship Award from the 12 Step Institute, Los Angeles, California, 2016-Present.

Fellowship Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Research Seminar: “Comparativism,” with Dr. Jeffrey J. Kripal, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Rice University, 2007-2008.

Graduate Stipend from the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Rice            University, 2004-2005.

Graduate Stipend, Department of Religious Studies, Rice University, 2003-2010.

Fellowship Award for the Andrew W. Mellon Research Seminar: “Vision, Writing, and Mystery in the Life of Jigme Lingpa,” with Dr. Anne Carolyn Klein, Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University, 2009-2010.

Presentations

“Sequencing the Triple Helix: Mapping the Art of Alex Grey,” for Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Southwest Regional Meeting, Dallas, March 4-5, 2006.

Teaching Experience

I have taught extensively in the capacity of guest lecturer in the departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies while at Rice University. I have also served as a teacher’s assistant for Jeffrey Kripal in the separate inaugural years of his now-classic texts Comparing Religions and Esalen.