RobertGarot received his Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA in 2003. He is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Hisbook, Who You Claim: Performing GangIdentity in School and on the Streets, published by NYU Press in 2010, hasbeen reviewed in Teacher’s College Recordand Contemporary Sociology, and it received Honorable Mention for theRobert E. Park Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of theAmerican Sociological Association. In 2007 and 2008, he conducted fieldwork inTuscany on racialization practices and the experiences of immigrants with the law. He is a facilitator for the Alternatives to ViolenceProject and has served as an advisor to theDepartment of Health and Human Services and the Urban Institute.