Juan Battle
Position: Professor
Programs: Sociology | Urban Education | MA Liberal Studies | Social Welfare | Nursing Science(DNS)
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Phone: (212) 817-8775
Specialization: FamilyEducation|Quantitative Methods|Race
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Interests: race, sexuality, and social justice
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 the Ph.D. programs in Sociology, Urban Education, and Social Welfare. He also has appointments at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. Additionally, he is currently the acting executive officer (chair) of the Ph.D. Program in Nursing as well as the former and inaugural coordinator of the Africana Studies Certificate Program.
With over 100 grants and publications – including books, book chapters, academic articles, and encyclopedia entries – he focuses his research on race, sexuality, and social justice.
He has delivered lectures at a multitude of academic institutions, community-based organizations, and funding agencies throughout the world, and his scholarship has included work throughout North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Battle's work has been highlighted in popular national magazines, radio shows, and newspapers, among them Black Entertainment Television (BET), Essence, and the Advocate. In 2002, Arise magazine named him one of the top “Ten Black Men Transforming the World.”

Battle’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ford Foundation, and the Arcus Foundation. He received his A.S. and B.S. from York College of Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

More information can be found at JuanBattle.com.