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. . 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, e is a leading researcher and thought partner for the Global Education Movement, which works to provide postsecondary education to refugees living in, among other places, Rwanda, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, and Lebanon. He also heads 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 has and continues to serve on a number of boards and steering committees of community based organizations, academic journals, research endeavors, and more.


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