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Dr Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot
Research Associate

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Biography

Dr. Mokoko Gampiot joined the Department of Sociology in December 2020 as a Research Associate on the Archiving the Inner City Project (directed by Gareth Millington and funded by the Leverhulme Trust).

A specialist of African religions and African diaspora, he has widely published on Kimbanguism since earning his PhD in Sociology at the University of Rennes (France). His latest book, published by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2017, is available in OpenAccess.

More broadly, Aurélien's research interests are centered on the interplay between religion, race, and gender in African and diasporic communities in Europe and North America. His forthcoming book discusses Black Jews in France.

Publications

Selected publications

Kimbanguism: An African understanding of the Bible, Signifying (on) Scriptures series, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017. Available in Open Access.

Kimbanguisme et Identité noire, (Kimbanguism and Blackness) Paris, France : L'Harmattan, 2004. Book reviewed in a very detailed article (in French) published on the online review Religioscope.

Les Kimbanguistes en France, Expression messianique d’une Eglise afro chrétienne en contexte migratoire. (Kimbanguists in France. The Messianic Expression of an African Initiated Church in a Transnational Context), Paris, France: L'Harmattan, 2010. Book reviewed in the Canadian Journal of African Studies.

Entry ‘‘Kimpa Vita’’ in the Critical Dictionary of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, edited by Dr. Alastair Lockhart (Cambridge university), forthcoming at The Panacea Charitable Trust (PCT), operating as the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM).

Entry ‘‘Simon Kimbangu’’ in the Critical Dictionary of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, edited by Dr. Alastair Lockhart (Cambridge university), forthcoming at The Panacea Charitable Trust (PCT), operating as the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM).

Entry ‘‘Kimbanguism’’ in the Critical Dictionary of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, edited by Dr. Alastair Lockhart (Cambridge university), forthcoming in The Panacea Charitable Trust (PCT), operating as the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM).

‘‘La Fédération internationale des Juifs noirs et Ami-Farafina’’, in Les minorités religieuses en France. Panorama de la diversité contemporaine, (Dir) Anne-Laure Zwilling, Bayard, 2019.

‘‘Le Kimbanguisme’’, in Les minorités religieuses en France. Panorama de la diversité contemporaine, (Dir) Anne-Laure Zwilling, Bayard, 2019.

“Approaches to Ministry in Kimbanguism, an African prophetic church in France”, Urban Ministry Reconsidered,Contexts and Approaches, Editor(s): R. Drew Smith, Stephanie Boddie, Ronald E. Peters, Westminster John Knox Press, 2018.

“The Colour of Judaism: Black Jews in France”, in The Shadow of Moses: New Jewish movements in Africa and The Diaspora, eds. Daniel Lis, William Miles, Tudor Parfitt, Los Angeles: TSEHAI/Loyola Marymount University, 2016.

“The Transnational Dynamics of Black Jews in France” in Imagining the Religious ‘Other’: The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora, edited by Afe Adogame, Ashgate/Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements, 2014.

“Being a Black Convert to Judaism in France” in Religious Conversions in the Mediterranean World, edited by Olivier Roy and Nadia Marzouki (“Islam and Nationalism” series, Palgrave-MacMillan) 2013, pp.115-138.

Les Juifs africains et antillais en région parisienne”, in Religions et frontières, edited by Fatiha Kaouès, Chrystal Vanel, Vincent Vilmain and Aurélien Fauches, Paris: Editions du CNRS, 2012, pp.131-141.

“Kimbanguism as a migrants’ religion in Europe”, in Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora. The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage, edited by Afe Adogame, Roswith Gerloff, Klaus Hock, London/New York: Continuum international, 2008, pp. 304-313.

Être kimbanguiste et agir au féminin au sein de la diaspora kimbanguiste”, in "Penser, créer, agir les féminismes dans le champ religieux" RELIGIOLOGIQUES, no 36, printemps 2018, 13–37.

Black Judaism in France: An Example of the Intersection Between Religion and Ethnicity”, in Contemporary Jewry, Vol 36, Special Issue No. 3, “Transformation and Evolution in the Jewish World: Judaisms and Judaicities in Contemporary Societies”, edited by Joëlle Allouche and Harriet Hartman, 2017.

“Les Kimbanguistes en Europe: d’une génération à l’autre”, in Archives des Sciences sociales des Religions n°143, July-September 2008, pp. 111-128.

“Harrisme et Kimbanguisme: deux églises afro-chrétiennes en Ile-de-France”, in Hommes et Migrations n°1239, September-October 2002, pp.54-66..

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Dr Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot
Research Associate
Department of Sociology
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD