Donald B. Kraybill

Donald B. Kraybill is Distinguished College Professor, Senior Fellow, and Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Elizabethtown College. Internationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups, Kraybill is the author or editor of many books and dozens of professional articles. His books include the highly acclaimed Amish Grace (2007, with Steven Nolt and David Weaver-Zercher), The Amish (2013, with Karen Johnson-Weiner and Steve Nolt), and Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers (2014). His most recent book, What the Amish Teach Us, will be available in October 2021.

Kraybill’s books have been translated into eleven different languages. His research has been featured in various media in the United States and many foreign countries, and he has served as a consultant for various projects related to Amish and other Anabaptist groups. The National Endowment for the Humanities and numerous private foundations have supported his research projects.

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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)