About

Amy E. Earhart <email: aearhart@tamu.edu> is Associate Professor of English and associated faculty of Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. Earhart has been involved with digital humanities scholarship since 2003. Her work has focused on 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 critical race studies intersect. Earhart has been particularly concerned with representing a diverse history of digital humanities, 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, DHQDSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, and Textual Cultures.

Her current project is a book length manuscript, “Can a Computer Be Racist?: Digital Humanities and the Infrastructures of Race in African-American Literature” and related digital project, “Infrastructures of Race.”