Dr. Eliud Biegon is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a lecturer at Chuka University, Embu, Kenya. His present postdoctoral engagement is primarily towards the publication of his PhD work into a book tentatively titled: A History of the Terik. His general area of research interest is in the cultural and social histories of African communities with special focus on the Kalenjin ethnic group of Kenya. His particular area of focus is on issues around identity and ethnicity and ethnic elite formation particularly in colonial Kenya. Works around social institutions in pre-colonial and colonial Africa also interest him.