Edward Orozco Flores

Dr. Edward Flores is a sociologist who studies civic religion, immigration, race and gender. His new book Jesus Saved an Ex-Con (NYU Press) examines faith-based community organizing for and among the formerly incarcerated. He is an associate professor at the University of California Merced.


Dr. Flores' research has included God's Gangs (winner of a major sociological book award), as well as several articles in leading journals, including: Social Problems, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.


At the University of Southern California, Dr. Flores served as a fellow at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute. He published policy briefs and reports that served as major resources, for state-level legislation and a federal civil rights investigation.

Dr. Flores is interested in publishing timely and relevant research, accessible to practitioners, advocacy groups, think-tanks, and public officials.