James Moody

Professor in the Department of Sociology

External Address: 
268 Soc/psych Bldg., Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5650


James Moody is the Robert O. Keohane professor of sociology at Duke University. He has published extensively in the field of social networks, methods, and social theory. His work has focused theoretically on the network foundations of social cohesion and diffusion, with a particular emphasis on building tools and methods for understanding dynamic social networks. He has used network models to help understand school racial segregation, adolescent health, disease spread, economic development, and the development of scientific disciplines. Moody's work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has appeared in top social science, health and medical journals. He is winner of INSNA's (International Network for Social Network Analysis) Freeman Award for scholarly contributions to network analysis, founding director of the Duke Network Analysis Center and editor of the on-line Journal of Social Structure.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1999

  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1997

  • B.S., University of Oregon 1992

Beam, E, Appelbaum, LG, Jack, J, Moody, J, and Huettel, SA. "Mapping the semantic structure of cognitive neuroscience." Journal of cognitive neuroscience 26.9 (September 2014): 1949-1965. Full Text Open Access Copy

Healy, K, and Moody, J. "Data Visualization in Sociology." Annual review of sociology 40 (July 2014): 105-128. Full Text

Mani, D, and Moody, J. "Moving beyond Stylized Economic Network Models: The Hybrid World of the Indian Firm Ownership Network." AJS; American journal of sociology 119.8 (June 2014): 1629-1669. Full Text

Osgood, DW, Feinberg, ME, Wallace, LN, and Moody, J. "Friendship group position and substance use." Addict Behav 39.5 (May 2014): 923-933. Full Text

McFarland, D, Moody, J, Smith, J, Diehl, D, and Thomas, RJ. "Adolescent Societies - Their Form, Evolution, and Variation." American Sociological Review 79 (2014): 1088-1121.

Smith, J, and Moody, J. "Network Measurement Error and Sampling Coverage I: Nodes missing at random." Social Networks (November 2013). (Academic Article)

Smith, JA, and Moody, J. "Structural effects of network sampling coverage I: Nodes missing at random." Social Networks 35.4 (October 1, 2013): 652-668. Full Text

Osgood, DW, Ragan, DT, Wallace, L, Gest, SD, Feinberg, ME, and Moody, J. "Peers and the emergence of alcohol use: Influence and selection processes in adolescent friendship networks." Journal of Research on Adolescence 23.3 (September 1, 2013): 500-512. Full Text

MOODY, JAMES, and MUCHA, PETERJ. "Portrait of Political Party Polarization – ERRATUM." Network Science 1.02 (August 2013): 251-251. Full Text

Osgood, DW, Feinberg, ME, Gest, SD, Moody, J, Ragan, DT, Spoth, R, Greenberg, M, and Redmond, C. "Effects of PROSPER on the Influence Potential of Prosocial Versus Antisocial Youth in Adolescent Friendship Networks." JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH 53.2 (August 2013): 174-179. Full Text