James Moody

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

Moody, J, and Paxton, P. "Building bridges: Linking social capital and social networks to improve theory and research." American Behavioral Scientist 52.11 (July 1, 2009): 1491-1506. Full Text

Morris, M, Kurth, AE, Hamilton, DT, Moody, J, Wakefield, S, and Grp, NM. "Concurrent Partnerships and HIV Prevalence Disparities by Race: Linking Science and Public Health Practice." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 99.6 (June 2009): 1023-1031. Full Text

Bender-DeMoll, S, Morris, M, and Moody, J. "Prototype packages for managing and animating longitudinal network data: Dynamicnetwork and rSoNIA." Journal of Statistical Software 24.7 (January 1, 2008). Full Text

Moody, J. "The sexual organization of the city." SOCIAL NETWORKS 29.2 (May 2007): 340-348. Full Text

adams, J, and Moody, J. "To tell the truth: Measuring concordance in multiply reported network data." Social Networks 29.1 (January 1, 2007): 44-58. Full Text

Gest, SD, Moody, J, and Rulison, KL. "Density or Distinction? The Roles of Data Structure and Group Detection Methods in Describing Adolescent Peer Groups." Journal of Social Structure 8:1 8 (2007): Online-Online. (Academic Article)

Gest, SDAJD, Rulison, KL, Moody, J, and Welsh, JA. "Features of Groups and Status Hierarchies in Girls’ and Boys’ Early Adolescent Peer Networks." New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development 118 (2007): 43-60. (Academic Article)

Moody, J, and Light, R. "A view from above: The evolving sociological landscape." American Sociologist 37.2 (June 1, 2006): 67-86. Full Text

Moody, J. "Trends in sociology titles." American Sociologist 37.1 (March 1, 2006): 77-80. (Review) Full Text