- Ph.D., 2010 – Sociology, University of Southern California
- M.A., 2003 – Social Research, University of Warwick (UK)
- B.A., 2002 – Sociology, University of the Pacific
Professor Flores's recent book, “God's Gangs,” examines how religion shapes the gendered negotiations that facilitate exit from gang life. His current research follows faith-based community organizing, for and among ex-offenders, in Chicago and in Los Angeles.