Albertus Onyiego earned a diploma in teaching from Butima Teacher Training College, Tanzania, and his B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
His research interests include ethnic interactions and relations in the North Mara region of northern Tanzania, and in migration and settlement patterns on the eastern shores of Lake Victoria. He is currently working on his dissertation, entitled “Ethnic Consciousness and Political Change in Rorya District, 1850s to Present.”
Onyiego has received a number of awards, including a T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship (2012) and the Henry Horwitz Prize for the Best Syllabus by a Graduate Instructor in History (2012).
"From 'Enlargement of Scale' to 'Globalization': Culture, Contact and Change in Modern Africa. The Case of Luo and Suba Peoples in Rorya District, Tanzania" in Tanzania Zamani 6:1 (2009), 57-81.
Review of Dar es Salaam: Histories from an emerging African Metropolis, edited by James R. Brennan, Andrew Burton and Yusufu Lawi, in Chemchemi: Bulletin of the Mwalimu Nyerere Professorial Chair in Pan-African Studies, Issue No. 6 (Apr. 2013): 29.
"Symbolism, Identity, and Gender in Late Pre-Colonial Luo-speaking Communities of Northern Tanzania", forthcoming in Tanzania Zamani.