Juan Battle, PhD
Graduate Center, C.U.N.Y.
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Juan Battle – academic, author, activist, and feminist – is a Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY); where he holds appointments in Sociology, Urban Education, Social Welfare, the School of Public Health & Health Policy, as well as the School for Labor and Urban Studies. Additionally, he is also the Coordinator of the Africana Studies Certificate Program.
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.
He is a leading researcher and thought partner for the Global Education Movement project housed at Southern New Hampshire University. Working with partners globally, this project works to provide postsecondary education to refugees living in, among other places, Rwanda, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, and Lebanon.
Juan 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.
Additionally, he co-developed and co-led the CUNY-wide Mid-career Faculty Fellowship Program, designed to help retain and advance a diverse faculty at CUNY.
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.
He has and continues to serve on a number of boards and steering committees of community based organizations, academic journals, research endeavors, and more.