Kyama Mugambi

  • Yale Divinity School

  • Yale University


Kyama Mugambi specializes in historical, ecclesial, social, cultural, theological, and epistemological themes within African urban Christianity. He is Assistant Professor of World Christianity at the Yale Divinity School. His 2020 book, A Spirit of Revitalization: Urban Pentecostalism in Kenya, which traces the history of Pentecostalism in Kenya, has been hailed as a singular contribution to the fields of mission studies, world Christianity, and intercultural theology.

Academic biography

Research topics

My current research explores themes within emerging ecclesiologies on the continent. One project brings together six researchers to investigate expressions of communality within African churches. Another project takes a deeper look at aspects of Pentecostalism and the way they relate to the African context.