David L. McConnell

David L. McConnell (B.A., Earlham College; M.A. and Ph.D., Stanford University) is a cultural anthropologist who teaches at The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. His coauthored book (with Charles Hurst), An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World’s Largest Amish Community (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), explores the far-reaching social changes created by increasing entanglement with market forces in the Holmes County Settlement.

McConnell’s recent book, Nature and the Environment in Amish Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018), which he coauthored with Lyn Loveless, emerita professor of biology at The College of Wooster, explores the complicated relationships that Amish communities have with the natural world.

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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)