Amish Studies

Our support for Amish Studies grows out of a broader understanding of the sociology of sects.

Each religious community has their own unique dynamics, and research projects in Amish Studies happening in the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies examine how these develop in relation to specific Amish communities. Research students working with us on the Amish have found that our academic community and the high-quality support provided by Woodbrooke and the University of Birmingham are invaluable to their projects.

We are also the only research centre in the UK currently supporting work on the Amish.

In this video, one of our students talks about her experience of researching the lives of Amish women with the support of the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies.

If you are interested in a research project in Amish Studies, at either PhD or Master’s level, please read our full information on research degrees and contact Professor Ben Pink Dandelion ( in the first instance.

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