A medieval historian by training, Emilie Amt has published books and articles on medieval religious women and English government, war, and finance. Her books include college textbooks and scholarly editions of Latin texts.
Since 2010, her historical research has focused on African Americans in western Maryland in the era of slavery. She gives frequent talks and works with local historical, church, and community groups on public history projects. Her research focuses on Washington County, Maryland, near her home. John Brown launched his raid on Harpers Ferry from Washington County and the Battle of Antietam was fought there. Emilie is currently writing a book on the lived experience of enslaved people in the county.