Edward Orozco Flores

Dr. Edward Flores is a sociologist who studies the post-incarceration experience, civic religion, work, and immigration. He is an associate professor at the University of California Merced, and serves on the Executive Committee of the UC Merced Community and Labor Center.


Dr. Flores' research has included God's Gangs (winner of a major sociological book award), as well as several articles in leading journals, including: Sociological Forum, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Social Problems, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. Dr. Flores is currently a section council member for the ASA Section on Body and Embodiment.


Dr. Flores has published timely and relevant research for various audiences, including scholars, advocacy groups, think-tanks, and public officials.