Amy E. Earhart is 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. 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."
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 projects include a book length manuscript, Can a Computer Be Racist?: Digital Humanities and the Infrastructures of Race in African-American Literature, a digital project, Infrastructures of Race, and editing the Civil War Writings for the Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oxford UP.