Professor Robert Garot
Robert Garot received his Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA in 2003. He is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His book, Who You Claim: Performing Gang Identity in School and on the Streets, published by NYU Press in 2010, has been reviewed in Teacher’s College Record and Contemporary Sociology, and it received Honorable Mention for the Robert E. Park Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2007 and 2008, he conducted fieldwork in Tuscany on racialization practices and the experiences of immigrants with the law. He is a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project in the Garden State Penitentiary, and has served as an advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Urban Institute.