Rachel E. Stein is an associate professor of sociology at West Virginia University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Akron. Her research is focused primarily on community building and solidarity in Old Order Amish communities. Her current projects explore how visiting practices strengthen the Amish community and contribute to its growth. She is also interested in using network analyses to explore changes in the Amish community.
West Virginia University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
PO Box 6326
Morgantown, WV 26506