Humanities Texas welcomes our new board members! The Humanities Texas Board of Directors formulates policy, approves programs and projects, reviews grant applications, participates in fundraising, and promotes organizational activities. Directors are selected for knowledge of or involvement in the humanities and represent both the academic and public spheres.

In January, Amy Earhart joined the Humanities Texas Board of Directors. Todd Romero is returning to the board after having served a previous term.

The Humanities Texas Board of Directors meets at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin in November 2022.

Amy Earhart

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 and Humanities Fellow, Earhart has participated in grants and fellowships received from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, 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. 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 future of digital humanities, with a particular interest in the way that digital humanities and Black studies intersect. She also sits on a number of boards including the Project of the History of Black Writing, Journal of Computational Literary Studies, and Scholarly Editing.

Amy Earhart.

Todd Romero

Todd Romero received his BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MA and PhD from Boston College. He is an associate professor of history and associate dean of undergraduate studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston, where he teaches and researches colonial, Native American, public, and, increasingly, food history. Devoted to public education, he was the faculty director for five Humanities Texas summer teacher institutes held at the University of Houston. For his work in the classroom, Romero won the 2012 UH Provost Core Teaching Excellence Award and the 2016 Ross M. Lence Teaching Excellence Award in the humanities. In addition to a number of articles, Romero is the author of Making War and Minting Christians: Masculinity, Religion, and Colonialism in Early New England (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011). His research has been supported by fellowships or grants from the Newberry Library, the John Nicholas Brown Center for American Civilization at Brown University, the Huntington Library, the American Philosophical Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Todd Romero.