A long-time Houston resident who grew up in Humble, Dr. Sinitiere holds degrees from Sam Houston State University (B.A., M.A., History) and the University of Houston (Ph.D., History). A scholar specializing in American religious history and African American studies, he is co-author of Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace (New York University Press, 2009). He also co-edited and contributed to Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, The Crisis, and American History (University of Missouri Press, 2013). Dr. Sinitiere is completing a book titled Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church and American Evangelicalism (New York University Press, under contract) and an edited volume on W. E. B. Du Bois's late career is under review with Duke University Press.
Dr. Sinitiere gave two lectures as a Scholar-in-Residence 2013 on his research about W.E.B. DuBois.
W.E.B. Du Bois and Racial Justice in the Lone Star State
W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Freedom Struggle in Texas