Professor in the Department of Sociology
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.
Moody, J. "The Structure of a Social Science Collaboration Network: Disciplinary Cohesion from 1963 to 1999." American Sociological Review 69.2 (April 2004): 213-238. Full Text
Bearman, PS, and Moody, J. "Suicide and friendships among American adolescents." American journal of public health 94.1 (January 2004): 89-95. Full Text
Paxton, P, and Moody, J. "Structure and sentiment: Explaining emotional attachment to group." Social Psychology Quarterly 66.1 (March 1, 2003): 34-47.
Moody, J, and White, DR. "Structural cohesion and embeddedness: A hierarchical concept of social groups." American Sociological Review 68.1 (February 1, 2003): 103-127.
Moody, J. "The Importance of Relationship Timing for Diffusion." Social Forces 81.1 (September 1, 2002): 25-56. Full Text
Bearman, PS, Moody, J, and Farris, R. "Networks and History." Complexity 8 (2002): 61-71.
Moody, J. "Race, School Integration, and Friendship Segregation in America." American Journal of Sociology 107.3 (November 2001): 679-716. Full Text
Moody, J. "Peer influence groups: identifying dense clusters in large networks." Social Networks 23.4 (October 2001): 261-283. Full Text
Renzulli, LA, Aldrich, H, and Moody, J. "Family Matters: Gender, Networks, and Entrepreneurial Outcomes." Social Forces 79.2 (December 1, 2000): 523-546. Full Text