Areas of expertise: race; sexuality; social justice.

Juan Battle is a Professor of Sociology, Public Health, & Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is also the Coordinator of the Africana Studies Certificate Program. With over 75 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.

Further, he is a former president of the Association of Black Sociologists and is actively involved with the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Juan Battle