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Juan Battle
Position: Professor
Phone: (212) 817-8775
Degrees/Diplomas: A.S. and B.S., York College of Pennsylvania; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Research Interests: Public Health, Sociology, Urban Education, Liberal Studies MA, Coordinator of the Africana Studies Certificate Program.

Tracks taught in MALS:
 Africana Studies and Urban Education

 With over 60 grants and publications – including books, book chapters, academic articles, and encyclopedia entries – his research focuses on race, sexuality, and social justice.

 About Professor Battle and Recent Scholarship: 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.

He is a recent Fulbright Senior Specialist and was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria; and is an Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, he is developing a project examining college progression among Black men and other vulnerable populations.

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