Amy E. Earhart is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty of Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. A 2020 Texas A&M University Presidential Impact Fellow and a 2019 Texas A&M University Arts & Humanities Fellow, Earhart has participated in grants and fellowship received from the NEH, ACLS, and the Mellon Foundation. In 2020, Earhart received a NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication for her book length digital project "Digital Humanities and the Infrastructures of Race in African-American Literature." She has also won numerous teaching awards, including the University Distinguished Achievement Award from The Association of Former Students and Texas A&M University.
Involved with digital humanities scholarship since 2003, Earhart's scholarship has focused on examining infrastructures of technology and their impact and replication of "race," building infrastructure for digital humanities work, embedding digital humanities projects within the classroom, and tracing the history and futures of dh, with a particular interest in the way that dh and Black studies intersect. Her digital projects are constructed to expand access to Black humanities materials, as is the case with projects The Millican Massacre, 1868, DIBB: The Digital Black Bibliographic Project, and Alex Haley's Malcolm X: 'The Malcolm X I knew' and notecards from The Autobiography of Malcolm X (a collaborative project with undergraduate and graduate students published in Scholarly Editing).
Earhart has published scholarship on a variety of digital humanities topics, with work that includes a monograph Traces of Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of Digital Literary Studies (U Michigan Press 2015), a co-edited collection The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age (U Michigan Press 2010), and a number of articles and book chapters in volumes including the Debates in Digital Humanities series, DHQ, DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Studies/Le champ numerique, and Textual Cultures.
Her current book, "A Compromised Infrastructure: Digital Humanities, African American Literary History and Technologies of Identity," is under advance contract with Stanford University Press. She is also developing a digital project, Infrastructures of Race, and editing the Civil War Writings for the Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oxford UP.
- Ph.D. in English, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 1999
- M.A. in English, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - (Knoxville, Tennessee, United States) 1993
- B.A. in English and Communications, Lebanon Valley College - (Annville, Pennsylvania, United States) 1991
- Earhart, A. E., Risam, R., & Bruno, M. (2020). Citational politics: Quantifying the influence of gender on citation in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.
- Earhart, A. E. (2018). Digital Humanities Within a Global Context: Creating Borderlands of Localized Expression. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 11(3), 357-369.
- Earhart, A. E. (2018). The Book in the Age of Academic Anxiety. American Literary History. 30(2), 394-401.
- Tilton, L., Earhart, A. E., Delmont, M., Garfinkel, S., Karlsberg, J. P., & David Nieves, A. (2018). Digital Projects Introduction. American Quarterly. 70(3), 589-591.
- Tilton, L., Earhart, A. E., Delmont, M., Garfinkel, S., Karlsberg, J. P., & David Nieves, A. (2018). Forum Introduction. American Quarterly. 70(3), 629-631.
- Earhart, A. E. (2015). Traces of the Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of Digital Literary Studies. U OF M DIGT CULT BOOKS.
- Earhart, A., & Jewell, A. (2011). The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. University of Michigan Press.
- Earhart, A. E. (2021). An Editorial Turn: Reviving Print and Digital Editing of Black-Authored Literary Texts. Risam, R., & Josephs, K. B. (Eds.), The Digital Black Atlantic. Debates in Digital Humanities Series.. 69-95. University of Minnesota Press.
- EARHART, A. E. (2018). Can we Trust the University?: Digital Humanities Collaborations with Historically Exploited Cultural Communities. Losh, E., & Wernimont, J. (Eds.), Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities. 369-390. University of Minnesota Press.
- Earhart, A. E. (2018). Emerson and the Digital Humanities. The Modern Language Association of America.
- Earhart, A. E. (2018). The Tools of Power: Is there an American Literature Digital Pedagogy?. University of Illinois Press.
- Earhart, A. E., & Taylor, T. L. (2016). Pedagogies of Race: Digital Humanities in the Age of Ferguson. Gold, M. K., & Klein, L. F. (Eds.), Debates in the Digital Humanities. U of Minnesota Press.
Repository Documents / Preprints13
- Earhart, A. E. (2017). Figure 1: New England Reformers Collation, 1844 and Centenary Edition, Heat Map.
- Earhart, A. E. (2017). Activism in Digital Humanities: Complicating Community, Technology, and Open Access.
- Hankins, R., Earhart, A., Ives, M., & Potvin, S. (2016). A Catalyst for Social Activism: The Digital Black Bibliography Project.
- Hankins, R., Potvin, S., Earhart, A., & Ives, M. (2016). Are We Having Fun Yet.
- Earhart, A. E. (2020). Review: Women of the Early Harlem Renaissance. I(11),
- Earhart, A. (2012). Review of WordSeer, produced by Aditi Muralidharan, Marti Hearst, and Bryan Wagner. Journal of Digital Humanities. 1-1.
- Earhart, A. E. (1999). THE IRISH STORIES OF SARAH ORNE JEWETT. Resources for American Literary Study. 25(1), 118-119.
- Earhart, A. E. Bauer, Ralph, gen. ed. Early Americas Digital Archive. Renaissance and Reformation. 43(1), 164-167.
- The Portal to Texas History 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee - Amy Earhart UNT Libraries May 8, 2022
- 2022 Cohort, NEH Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing Brown University May 5, 2022
- Remembering the Millican Massacre Texas A&M Today February 23, 2022
- Millican Massacre Historical Marker College of Liberal Arts, TAMU February 7, 2022
- 1868 Millican Massacre: The secret left out of Brazos Valley History 25 New KXXV February 2, 2022
- Arts & Humanities Fellow awarded by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 2019 - 2021
- NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication conferred by National Endowment for the Humanities - (Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States) - for "Digital Humanities and the Infrastructures of Race in African-American Literature" 2020
- Lepianka, Nigel Austin (2019-08). 'Yet of Books There Are A Plenty': Bibliography, Data, and the Construction of American Fiction. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Benes, Jan (2017-05). Writing in the Sky: Black Aviation in the Interwar Black Press. (Master's Thesis)