Dr. Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot is a sociologist, Research Associate on the Archiving the Inner City Project (funded by the Leverhulme Trust) at the Department of Sociology of the university of York (UK). He is also Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Religion and Public Life of the University of Leeds (UK).
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 2 (France). His latest book, published by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2017, is available in OpenAccess. More broadly, his 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.