Juan Battle

Juan Battle professor photo

Research Interests

  • Race
  • Sexuality
  • Social Justice


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • B.S., York College of Pennsylvania
  • A.S., York College of Pennsylvania

With over 100 grants and publications – including books, book chapters, academic articles, and encyclopedia entries – his research focuses on race, sexuality, and social justice. He tends to teach courses centered around statistics, methods, race, and/or sexuality; and has served on and/or chaired over 75 dissertation committees.

In addition to having delivered lectures at a multitude of academic institutions, community-based organizations, and funding agencies throughout the world, his scholarship has included work throughout North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Additionally, Prof. Battle has and continues to serve on a number of boards and steering committees of community-based organizations, academic journals, research endeavors, and more.


  • Snowden, Fabienne & Juan Battle. 2022. Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves: A Nationwide Study of the Social Determinants of Black & Latine Womens’ Differences in HIV Testing. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships. 9(1–2):63-89.

  • Smiley, CalvinJohn, Anthony Browne & Juan Battle. 2022. Latinx Parents, Latinx Students, and In-School Suspension: A Quantitative Study of School Discipline, Journal of Latinos and Education, DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2022.2026223.

  • Yanay, H., & Battle, J. 2021. Refugee Higher Education & Participatory Action Research Methods: Lessons Learned From the Field. Radical Teacher, 120, 50-60. https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2021.883

  • Zeng, Z. H. Weston, E. R., & Battle, J. 2021. “Relationships between Sports, Physical Activity Participation, and Phys-Ed GPA: Results and Analyses from a National Sample of Asian American Students. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, Vol. 21(3), 1469 – 1478.

  • Peterson, Robert, Nicole Lucas, Juan Battle. 2021. “Aint Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Black LGBT Sociopolitical Involvement.” Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, 7(2), 1-23.

  • Gonzalez, L., Chapman, S., & Battle, J. (2020). Mathematics identity and achievement among Black students. School Science and Mathematics, 120, 456– 466. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssm.12436.
  • 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.
  • 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/10.1080/10911359.2019.1687387.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.