Linton Freeman

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Linton Clarke Freeman
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Education Northwestern University (Ph.D. 1956), University of Hawaii (M.A. 1953), Roosevelt University (B.A. 1952)
Known for social network, centrality
Scientific career
Fields social network
Institutions Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Hawaii, University of California, Irvine

Linton Clarke Freeman is an American structuralist sociologist known for his pioneering work in social networks. He is an emeritus professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.[1] Freeman was the first to derive the metric of Betweenness centrality. He is the founding editor of the journal Social Networks[2] which commenced publishing in 1979.[3]


  1. ^ "Emeritus Faculty - Sociology". UC Irvine School of Social Sciences. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Social Networks". Elsevier. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Social Networks (journal)". Retrieved January 25, 2018. 

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