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Juan Battle

Juan Jose Battle
Juan Battle's CUNY Grad Center Faculty Pic, 2014.jpg
Juan Battle, Faculty Profile Picture 2014
Born 1968
Academic background
Education Ph.D.
Alma mater University of Michigan
Thesis title A nationwide comparison of African American and white eighth graders' academic achievement, educational aspirations, and current attitudes toward education
Thesis year 1994
Doctoral advisor Donald R. Deskins, Jr.
Academic work
Discipline Sociologist
Sub discipline Public Health, Urban Education
Institutions The Graduate Center, CUNY

Juan Jose Battle (born 1968) is an academic, author, activist, and feminist.  He is currently a Professor of sociology,public health, and urban education at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He also serves as the Coordinator of the Africana Studies Certificate Program. Battle's research focuses on race, sexuality, and social justice. He was a former president of The Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) and an active member of the American Sociological Association (ASA). He has delivered keynote lectures at a multitude of academic institutions, community based organizations, and funding agencies throughout the world and his scholarship has included work on five continents including North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

His research has been funded by a variety of sources, including the National Institute of Mental Health, National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation,National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Arcus Foundation, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

He is currently the Principal Investigator, in collaboration with Co-Investigator Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr., of the Social Justice Sexuality Project (SJS), a project that explores the lived experiences of Black, Latina/o/x, and Asian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States and Puerto Rico.



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