Emilie Amt has been the Hildegarde Pilgram Professor of History at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, since 1998. She earned a B.A. in medieval studies from Swarthmore College and a D.Phil. in history from Oxford University.
Her current research focuses on nineteenth-century African-American history in western Maryland. A medieval historian by training, she 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.