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 Sociology, Urban Education, Social Welfare, the School of Public Health & Health Policy, as well as the School for Labor and Urban Studies. Additionally, he is also 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—his research focuses on race, sexuality, and social justice.

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.