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Robert Brenneman is an associate professor of sociology at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Brenneman’s research focuses on the impact of violence and violent social structures on human flourishing. His book, Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America(2011), takes a close-up look at the lives of 63 former gang members, many of whom joined an evangelical congregation as part of their attempt to extricate themselves from gang violence. He received his B.A. from Eastern Mennonite University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.