Jaqueline Mitchell

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Jaqueline Mitchell

Jaqueline Mitchell studied History of Art at Oxford Brookes where she gained an MA. She is a freelance writer, compiler, publisher and editor whose books focus on social, cultural and natural history. These include How to be a Good Parent (Bodleian Publishing, 2014), Blitz Spirit (Osprey, 2010) and Birds: An Anthology (Bodleian Publishing, 2020). 

Jaqueline also works as a commissioning editor in academic publishing with more than 30 years experience behind her, including the commissioning of African Studies for Boydell & Brewer and Setting up two new series: ‘Western Africa Series’ and ‘Religion in Transforming Africa’.

She has commissioned a number of prize-winning books including:

Grabska, Gender, Home & Identity, Joint Winner of the Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology 2014; Zewde, The Quest for Socialist Utopia, Finalist for the ASA 2015 Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize to the author of the best book on East African Studies; Vezzadini, Lost Nationalism: Revolution, Memory and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Sudan, Winner of the 2016 Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize to the author of the best book on East African Studies; Fontein, Remaking Mutirikwi: Landscape, Water and Belonging in Southern Zimbabwe, Finalist for the ASA 2016 Melville J. Herskovits Award; Bekele, Ploughing New Ground, Winner of the 2018 Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize to the author of the best book on East African Studies; Walker-Said, Faith, Power & Family: Christianity & Social Change in French Cameroon, Finalist for the 2019 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for Best Book in African. 

She has also written and compiled three Britannica Guides for Constable and Robinson and three collections of Quotations on Cities (Paris, London and New York, 2014 to 2016).

Jaqueline is currently working on a global Anthology of writings on Trees.