James W. Moody
  • James W. Moody

  • Robert O.Keohane Professor of Sociology
  • Sociology
  • 332 Soc/Psych Bldg
  • Campus Box 90088
  • Phone: (919) 660-5650
  • Fax: 919-660-5623
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  • Research Description

    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.
  • Areas of Interest

    Social networks
    theory
    quantitative methodology
  • Education

      • PhD in Sociology,
      • Sociology,
      • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill,
      • 1999
      • MA in Sociology,
      • Sociology,
      • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill,
      • 1997
      • BS in Political Science and Philosophy (Magna cum Laude),
      • University of Oregon,
      • 1992
  • Recent Publications

      • Moody, James & Peter J. Mucha.
      • (2013).
      • Portrait of Political Party Polarization.
      • Network Science
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      • Jeff Smith and James Moody.
      • (Forthcoming).
      • Network Measurement Error and Sampling Coverage I: Nodes missing at random.
      • Social Networks
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      • jimi adams, James Moody, and Martina Morris.
      • (Forthcoming).
      • Sex, Drugs, and Race: How Behaviors Differentially Contribute to the Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Network Structure.
      • American Journal of Public Health
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      • Moody, James & Jonathan Coleman.
      • (Forthcoming).
      • Clustering and Cohesion in Networks: Concepts and Measures.
      • International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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      • Gauthier, Robin & James Moody.
      • (Forthcoming).
      • Anatomies of Kinship: Change and Diversity in the Formal Structure of American Families.
      • In Nancy Landale, Susan McHale, and Alan Booth (Eds.),
      • Families and Child Health
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