Edward Orozco Flores

Dr. Edward Flores is a sociologist at the University of California Merced. He is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, and faculty director at the UC Merced Community and Labor Center.

Dr. Flores' areas of expertise include labor, immigration, religion, and race. His research has included God's Gangs (winner of a major sociological book award), as well as articles in leading journals, including: Sociological Forum, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Social Problems, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Dr. Flores' work has been published in dozens of mainstream media outlets and has informed the development of major policies.