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Sociology & Family Studies

The following members of the faculty at Brescia University College are available to provide comment on today’s stories and topics of interest.

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Lara Descartes
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Sociology  and Family Studies
Department of Family Studies
Tel: (519) 432-8353
Ext: 28059
Web link here
(bilingual faculty)

Research Areas:

  • Work and family
  • Issues affecting family life related to class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality
  • Issues affecting family life related to place:  urban centers, suburbs, rural areas
  • Support relationships among family members, particularly between adult siblings and between parents and their adult children
  • Popular culture, media, and family

Area of Expertise:

  • USA
  • women's issues
Dr. Steven Kleinknecht
Assistant Professor
Division of Sociology and Family Studies
Department of Sociology
Tel: (519) 432-8353
Ext: 28279
Web link here

Research Areas:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Subculture
  • Deviance
  • Criminology
  • Computer Hackers
  • Old Order Mennonites


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