Martha King

Martha King is an anthropologist and folklorist working on the intersections of health, medicine, religion, faith, genetics, community, practice, and the body. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and an M.A. in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and works as a teaching assistant professor in UNC’s Department of Anthropology. Her research considers the bodily care employed by the Amish and their relationships with biomedicine. She is currently writing a book about the health practices among Amish living in the Lancaster, Pa., area based on original ethnographic research.

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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)