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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  • Ph.D University of Michigan, 1994 (Sociology)
  • M.A. University of Michigan, 1991 (Sociology)
  • B.S. York College of Pennsylvania, 1989 (Corrections and Sociology)
  • A.S. York College of Pennsylvania, 1988 (Law Enforcement)

  • Principal Investigator, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People of Color Archive.” Funds for this grant will be used to conduct preliminary research for a gathering of potential partners. Funded by the Ford Foundation for the period of February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Co-Director, “The Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program.” This programaims to help retain and advance a diverse faculty at CUNY.  Funded by the City University of New York for the period of September 2018 to May 2019.
  • Principal Investigator, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People of Color Archive.” Funds for this grant will be used to conduct preliminary research for a gathering of potential partners. Funded by the Ford Foundation for the period of October 2018 to December 2018.
  • Principal Investigator, “New York City LGBTQ Poverty Initiative.” Funds for this grant will be used to further a project examining LGBT Poverty in NYC. Funded by the New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative for the period of December 2017 to June 2018.
  • Principal Investigator, “LGBT Poverty in New York City.” Funds for this grant will be used to further a project examining LGBT Poverty in NYC. Funded by the New York Community Trust for the period of July 2017 to December 2017.
  • Principal Investigator, “Social Justice Sexuality (Qualitative Data).” Funds for this grant will be used to analyze interviews. Funded by the Professional Staff Congress Grant, City University of New York for the period of July 2015 to June 2016.
  • Principal Investigator, “Social Justice Sexuality: A Longitudinal Approach to the Study of Race and Sexuality at the Intersections.” Fund for this grant will be used to develop and administer a large repeated cross-sectional national survey that will investigate the sociopolitical experiences of Black and Latina/o lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Funded by the Arcus Foundation for the period of October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2011.

  • Race
  • Sexuality
  • Social Justice

  • Weston, Eric, Howard Zeng, and Juan Battle. 2020. Physical activity and GPA: Results from a national sample of Black students, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. https://doi.org/10.1080/2019.1687387.
  • Battle, Juan & CalvinJohn Smiley. 2020.Familia y educación: a quantitative assessment of the impact of parental configuration on educational attainment for a national sample of Latinx students.  Race Ethnicity and Education. 23(1): 21-38.
  • Dancy, Elon, CalvinJohn Smiley, and Juan Battle. 2019. The Enduring Significance of Higher Education for Civic Engagement: The Black LGBT Experience. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships. 6(1):1-28.
  • Peterson, Robert & Juan Battle. 2018. “Conexión a la Comunidad: Latinx LGBT Feelings of Connectedness.”  Women, Gender, and Families of Color. 6(2): 202-225.
  • Harris, Angelique, Juan Battle, and Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr. 2018. Queer People of Color: Connected But Not Comfortable. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.
  • Battle, Juan & CalvinJohn Smiley. 2018. “Familia Y Educación: A Quantitative Assessment of the Impact of Parental Configuration on Educational Attainment for a National Sample of Latinx Students.” Race Ethnicity and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2018.1497963.
  • Juan Battle & Anthony P. Browne. 2018. “The Relative Importance of Parental Configuration for Latinx Students’ Educational Attainment.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 40(3):351-368. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739986318777464.
  • Battle, Juan, Robert Peterson, Nicole Lucas, and Sheldon Applewhite. 2018. “Their Own Received Them Not: Black LGBT Feelings of Connectedness.” Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships. 4(2):45-72. Anthony P. Browne & Juan Battle. 2018. “Black Family Structure and Educational Outcomes: The Role of Household Structure and Intersectionality.” Journal of African American Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12111-018-9395-7.
  • Battle, Juan, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, and Angelique Harris. 2017. An Examination of Black LGBT Populations Across the United States. New York: Palgrave.
  • Battle, Juan, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, and Angelique Harris. 2017. An Examination of Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT Populations Across the United States. New York: Palgrave.
  • Pastrana, Antonio (Jay), Juan Battle, and Angelique Harris. 2017. An Examination of Latinx LGBT Populations Across the United States. New York: Palgrave.
  • Battle, Juan. 2017. Mentor Essay: Tenure. In Michelle Harris, et al (Eds.) Stories From the Front of the Room (pp. 89-94). New York: Rowan & Littlefield.
  • Harris, Angelique, Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr., and Jessie Daniels. 2015. “Feelings of Belonging: An Exploratory Analysis of the Sociopolitical Involvement of Black, Latina, and Asian/Pacific Islander Sexual Minority Women.” Journal of Homosexuality 62(10): 1374-1397.
  • Battle, Juan, Angelique Harris, Vernisa Donaldson, and Omar Mushtaq. 2015. “Understanding Belonging in the Context of Sociopolitical Involvement among Asian and Pacific Islander American Lesbians and Bisexual women.” Women, Gender, and Families of Color. 3(2):209-226.
  • Wimberly, George & Juan Battle. 2015. Challenges to Doing Research on LGBTQ Issues in Education and Important Research Needs. In George Wimberly (Ed.) LGBT Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda (pp. 219-236). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
  • Ortiz, Kasim, Dustin Duncan, John Blosnich, Ramzi Salloum, and Juan Battle. 2015. “Smoking Among Sexual Minorities: Are The Racial Differences?” Nicotine & Tobacco Research. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntv001.
  • Battle, Juan. 2015. Review of There Goes the Gayborhood, by Amin Ghaziani. Social Forces. doi: 10.1093/sf/sov077.
  • Battle, Juan, Jessie Daniels, and Antonio (Jay) Pastrana. 2015. Civic Engagement, Religion, and Health: Older Black Lesbians in the Social Justice Sexuality (SJS) Survey. Women, Gender, and Families of Color. 3(1): 19-35.
  • Battle, Juan & Antonio (Jay) Pastrana. 2015. Disrupting a narrative: Developing a new discourse of empowerment for LGBT people of color. In S.K. White, J.M. White, and K.O. Korgen (Eds.) Sociologists in Action: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class (pp. 113-117). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Turner, Carlene Buchanan, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr., and Juan Battle. 2014. From the Perspectives of Black LGBTs in the US: Medical Providers’ Comfort with Patients’ Sexuality. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, 1(1): 45-64.
  • Battle, Juan & Alfred DeFreece. 2014. The Impact of Community Involvement, Religion, and Spirituality on Happiness and Health Among a National Sample of Black Lesbians. Women, Gender, and Families of Color, 2(1): 1-31.
  • McDowell, Deborah, Claudrena Harold, and Juan Battle. 2013. The Punitive Turn: Race, Prisons, Justice, and Inequality. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Battle, Juan and Angelique Harris. 2013. “Connectedness and the Sociopolitical Involvement of Same-Gender Loving Black Men.” Men and Masculinities, 16(2): 257-264.
  • Battle, Juan & Angelique Harris. 2013. Belonging and Acceptance: Examining the Correlates of Sociopolitical Involvement Among Bisexual and Lesbian Latinas. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 25(2), 141-157.
  • Harris, Angelique and Juan Battle. 2013. “Unpacking Civic Engagement: The Sociopolitical Involvement of Same Gender Loving Black Women.” Journal of Lesbian Studies. 17(2): 195-207.
  • Battle, Juan, Jessie Daniels, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Carlene Buchanan Turner, and Alexis Espinosa. 2013. “Never Too Old to Feel Good: Happiness and Health Among a National Sample of Older Black Gay Men.” Spectrum: Journal of Black Men. 2(1): 1-18.
  • Harris, Angelique, Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr, and Jessie Daniels. 2013. “Examining the Sociopolitical Involvement of Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander American Same Gender Loving Men.” Journal of Men’s Studies. 21(3):236-254.
  • Battle, Juan, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr., and Jessie Daniels. 2013. Social Justice Sexuality Survey: The Executive Summary for the Latina/o Population. New York, NY.
  • Battle, Juan, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr., and Jessie Daniels. 2013. Social Justice Sexuality Survey: The Executive Summary for the Asian/Pacific Islander Population. New York, NY.
  • Battle, Juan, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr., and Jessie Daniels. 2012. Social Justice Sexuality Survey: The Executive Summary for the Black Population. New York, NY.
  • Battle, Juan. 2012. Review of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, by Victor M. Rios. Contemporary Sociology. 41(4): 514-515.
  • Buttaro, Anthony and Juan Battle. 2012. “More Than Meets the Eye: An Ecological Perspective on Homophobia within Black America.” Black Women, Gender, and Families. 6(1): 1-22.
  • Battle, Juan & Sandra L. Barnes (editors). 2010. Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
  • Asencio, Marysol & Juan Battle (editors). 2010. Black and Latina Sexualities. Special Issue of Black Women, Gender, and Families. Volume 4, Issue 1.
  • Asencio, Marysol & Juan Battle. 2010. “Introduction: Special Issue of Black and Latina Sexualities.” Black, Women, Gender, and Families. 4(1):1-7.
  • Asencio, Marysol & Juan Battle (editors). 2010. Black and Latina/o Sexualities Research. Special Issue of Sexuality Research and Social Policy. Volume 7, Issue 2.
  • Asencio, Marysol & Juan Battle. 2010. “Introduction: Special Issue of Black and Latina/o Sexualities.” Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 7(2):67-69.
  • Buttaro, Anthony, Jr., Juan Battle, & Antonio (Jay) Pastrana. 2010. “The Aspiration-Attainment Gap: Black Students and Education.” The Journal of Negro Education. 79(4): 488-502.
  • Turner, Carlene Buchanan & Juan Battle. 2010. “Old Enough to Know: The Impact of Health Values on Self-Care Among Elderly Black Men and Women.” Western Journal of Black Studies. 34(1): 1-12.

  • Invited speaking engagements at: University of California San Bernardino; Fayatteville State University; Universities in Malawi & Kenya; Association of Black Sociologists;
  • Invited speaking engagements at: Universities in South Africa, Rwanda, Malawi; Association of Black Sociologists, American Sociological Association.
  • Invited speaking engagements at: Howard University; University of Maryland; The Fellowship Convocation in New Orleans; Association of Black Sociologists & American Sociological Association in Montreal; Morehouse College; Fayetteville State University; California State University, San Bernardino; University of Kansas.
  • Invited speaking engagements at: Marquette University; Fayetteville State University
  • Invited speaking engagements at: New York State Health Department; University of Texas, Austin
  • Invited speaking engagements at: Cornell Medical College; University of Michigan; Fenway Institute, Boston; Iowa State University; University of South Carolina
  • Invited speaking engagements at: University of Las Vegas; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Idaho; Rutgers University; Association of Black Sociologists conference in Denver, CO; Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry Conference in New Orleans; Black Sexual Economies Conference at Washington University School of Law; University of Connecticut
  • Invited speaking engagements at: Creating Change in Baltimore; University of the West Indies – St. Augustine; University of Oklahoma; University of Akron; Headstart at Atlantic City; Many Voices in Washington, DC; American Sociological Association conference & Association of Black Sociologists conference in Denver, CO; University of Michigan; Unity Fellowship Church’s Convocation in Long Beach, CA; York College of Pennsylvania
  • Invited speaking engagements at: Unity Fellowship Church, Charlotte; University of CA, Berkeley; Fenway Institute, Boston; Harvard University, Cambridge; The University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

  • Social Statistics I
  • Social Statistics II
  • Survey Research Methods
  • Seminar on Statistical Consulting
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Writing for Publication
  • Interdisciplinary Research in Urban Health
  • Health Research with Hard-to-Reach Populations
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Urban Ethnography
  • Black Intellectual Thought in the United States Black
  • Introduction to Africana Studies
  • Stratification/Inequality
  • Urban Social Identities
  • Family
  • Sexuality
  • LGBTQ Communities and Movements

  • Board Member & Chair (2018 – 2020), The Freedom Center for Social Justice; Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Board Member (2018 – 2020), The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Queens New York
  • Board Member (2013; Chair: 2014 – 2019), Griot Circle Inc.; Brooklyn, New York
  • Board Member, (2008 – Present), Shohola Scholarship Fund, Greeley, Pennsylvania
  • Volunteer, (2015 – Present), Women in Need: WIN; New York City

Juan Battle