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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology


Edward Flores, Ph.D.

Title/s: Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Race, Gender, Immigration, Religion

Office #: Coffey Hall 432

Phone: 773.508.3439

E-mail: eflores2@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://edwardfloresphd.com


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Edward Flores is from Pico Rivera, a municipality in Los Angeles’ eastside, and holds a BA from the University of the Pacific, an MA from the University of Warwick (UK), and a PhD in sociology from the University of Southern California.  His specialties include race, gender, immigration and religion.

At the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Flores conducted ethnographic work on Latino men’s recovery from gang life, through participant observation and semi-structured interviews at two sites on Los Angeles’ eastside: a Pentecostal church (Victory Outreach) and a Jesuit-founded non-profit (Homeboy Industries). In addition, Dr. Flores held research fellowships at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI), a leading think-tank on Latino-related issues, conducting quantitative research and writing policy briefs on Latino employment and education.

 Dr. Flores’ book, God’s Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity and Gang Recovery (NYU Press, 2013), explores the theological foundations and masculine negotiations that undergird faith-based recovery from gang life. Additionally, Dr. Flores has published his findings on gang recovery in the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, as well as through book chapters in Gender Through the Prism of Difference and Sustaining Faith Traditions.


Ph.D., Sociology
University of Southern California, 2010
M.A., Social Research
University of Warwick (UK), 2003
B.A., Sociology
University of the Pacific, 2002

Research Interests

Race, Gender, Immigration, Religion


Department of Sociology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Tel: (773) 508-3445
Fax: (773) 508-7099

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