Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir serves as Associate Professor of History, Keller Family Endowed Professor, and Department Chair at Xavier University of Louisiana.
Dr. Sinegal-DeCuir received a Ph.D. in American History with concentrations in African American and Latin American History in 2009 from Louisiana State University, where she also received an M.A. in American History in 2001. Dr. Sinegal-DeCuir received a B.A. in History from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1999.
Her specialties include: U.S., New South, Civil Rights, African American activism.
Dr. Sinegal-DeCuir teaches courses in African American History, including Slavery and Servitude, U. S. Civil Rights Movement, and Hip Hop and Social Justice. She has worked in the field of public history and been featured in on MSNBC with Al Sharpton, History News Network, has been quoted in the New York Times and published a New York Times Op-Ed article, as well as interviews by local news and radio media and the podcast titled Sticky Wicked: Louisiana Politics and the Press. She has written several articles, one of her most noted ones being published in The Journal of African-American History titled, “Nothing Is To Be Feared”: Norman C. Francis, Civil Rights Activism, And The Black Catholic Movement. She also appears in the 2018 documentary titled Monochrome: Black, White and Blue by Cardinal Releasing. She currently serves as a committee member for the American Historical Association, a board member for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, History Department Chair, and Vice President of Xavier University Faculty Association.