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Juan Battle, PhD
Position: Acting Executive Officer | Presidential Professor of Sociology, Urban Education, Public Health, & Social Welfare
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD
Research Interests: Education|Quantitative Methods/Demography|Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Gender and Sexuality
  • Gonzalez, L., Chapman, S., & Battle, J. (2020). Mathematics identity and achievement among Black students. School Science and Mathematics, 120, 456– 466.
  • Smiley, CalvinJohn, Juan Battle & Shawnda Chapman. 2020. “Married or Divorced?: Outcomes on Black Student Educational Attainment.” The Journal of Negro Education. 89(1): 9-23.
  • 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.
  • Battle, Juan & Anthony P. Browne. 2018. “The Relative Importance of Parental Configuration for Latinx Students’ Educational Attainment.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 40(3):351-368.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.