As a scholar-activist, public engagement and action to push change outside of academic walls is an invaluable part of Dr. Battle's professional and personal life. To that end, she is committed to not only creating scholarly work that is accessible and relevant to contemporary policy and justice issues, but also to being active in her local community. Her efforts on behalf of marginalized communities has been recognized with the Sociologists for Women in Society 2021 Feminist Activism Award. This award honors outstanding feminist advocacy efforts. Dr. Battle has also been recognized with the the American Society of Criminology's Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice 2020 Praxis Award. The award honors unique achievements in activism, commitment, persuasion, scholarship, service and teaching in areas that have made a significant impact on the quality of justice for underserved, underrepresented, and otherwise marginalized populations.
Check out some of her public engagement below.
> "Activism Among Academics: Creating Change from 'The Ivory.'" Sponsored by The Division on People of Color and Crime, American Society of Criminology, & Jane Addams College of Social Work. University of Illinois Chicago.
> Colorblind Racism Across Institutions Virtual Event with Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve. Sponsored by Sociology Department, Humanities Institute, and Office of the Provost. Wake Forest University.