Welcome to my virtual home on the web! I'm glad you stopped by. Here you'll find information about my work as a history teacher, writer, and scholar, along with my research interests and teaching portfolio.
I'm currently a Scholar in Residence at the W. E. B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Also, I teach history and humanities at the College of Biblical Studies, a predominately African American school located in Houston's culturally rich Mahatma Gandhi District.
I'm a historian by training, and work broadly in the fields of intellectual and cultural history, with particular interests in African American history and the history of religion. Other fields of interest include literary history and culture, and the history of popular culture.
I publish under my full name, Phillip Luke Sinitiere (that's Phillip with two L's), but please just call me Phil. You pronounce my last name Sin-uh-tare; the ending rhymes with words like hair, or care.
All perspectives and opinions on the site are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the institutions with which I am affiliated and/or employed.
The banner images on each page of the site are photos from my personal library.