Professor Juan Battle 

Department of Sociology
Graduate Center, C.U.N.Y.
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-8775 




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Juan Battle is a Professor of SociologyUrban EducationPublic Health, & Social Welfare at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is also the Coordinator of the Africana Studies Certificate Program and teaches at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies.  

With over 100 grants and publications – including books, book chapters, academic articles, and encyclopedia entries – his research focuses on race, sexuality, and social justice.

In addition to having delivered lectures at a multitude of academic institutions, community based organizations, and funding agencies throughout the world, Professor Battle’s scholarship has included work throughout North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Among his current projects, he is heading the Social Justice Sexuality initiative – a project exploring the lived experiences of Black, Latina/o, and Asian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States and Puerto Rico.

He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist; was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria; and was an Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

Further, he is a former president of the Association of Black Sociologists and is the former chair of the American Sociological Association’s section on Race, Gender, and Class.

He received his A.S. and B.S. from York College of Pennsylvania. His M.A. and PhD were both received from the University of Michigan.