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).