J. Clyde Mitchell, PhD

1937-1955 Social Anthropology/Sociology Group Rhodes-Livingstone Institute 
 1955-1965 African Studies University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 
 1966-1973 Chair of Urban Sociology University of Manchester, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 
 1973-1985 Nuffield College, University of Oxford 
Social Network Analysis
"J. Clyde Mitchell"

James Clyde Mitchell FBA (usually known as J. Clyde Mitchell) (21 June 1918 Pietermaritzburg – 15 November 1995) was a British sociologist and anthropologist.
In 1937 Mitchell helped found the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute group of social anthropologists/sociologists, now a part of the University of Zambia. He was influenced by Max Gluckman and conducted important research on social network analysis at the University of Manchester (see Manchester School). In the 1940s he carried out field research into social systems and social conditions in Central Africa (southern Malawi) interviewing heads of households in villages and urban areas and observing customs. In 1952 he was on the editorial committee of the Northern Rhodesia Journal.
Mitchell studied network analysis and was a founding member of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, contributing to its Connections magazine.
For a detailed story of his life refer to the following by Susan J. Smith: J. CLYDE MITCHELL James Clyde Mitchell 21 June 1918 – 15 November 1995 elected Fellow of the British Academy 1990 by SUSAN J. SMITH, Fellow of the Academy https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/documents/954/Memoirs_18-06-Mitchell.pdf
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