Cory Anderson

Cory Anderson is a rural sociologist and geographer whose research focuses on plain Anabaptist people. His areas of interest include population, settlement, and migration; horse-and-buggy safety; seekers and converts to the plain Anabaptists; the structure and viability of the Amish social system; plain dress; and the Beachy Amish-Mennonite religious tradition.

Contact information:
dranderson@amishstudies.org

About the site

Amish Studies is an academic website developed by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College to provide reliable information on Amish life and culture. Designed to assist scholars, students and the general public, the site was developed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Amish population statistics are updated annually in the summer. Other information is updated periodically.

For more in-depth discussion about the Amish:
The Amish book cover

Authors: Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013; paperback, 2018)

Recent books

In partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Press, the Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies publishes innovative and creative scholarship. The latest volume in the series explores the roles and experiences of Amish women:
The Lives of Amish Women book cover
Author: Karen Johnson-Weiner (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020)