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.
Bearman, Peter S., and James Moody. “Suicide and friendships among American adolescents..” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 94, no. 1, Jan. 2004, pp. 89–95. Epmc, doi:10.2105/ajph.94.1.89. Full Text
Paxton, P., and J. Moody. “Structure and sentiment: Explaining emotional attachment to group.” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 1, Jan. 2003, pp. 34–47. Scopus, doi:10.2307/3090139. Full Text
Moody, J., and D. R. White. “Structural cohesion and embeddedness: A hierarchical concept of social groups.” American Sociological Review, vol. 68, no. 1, Jan. 2003, pp. 103–27. Scopus, doi:10.2307/3088904. Full Text
Moody, J. “The importance of relationship timing for diffusion.” Social Forces, vol. 81, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp. 25–56. Scopus, doi:10.1353/sof.2002.0056. Full Text
Moody, J. “Peer influence groups: Identifying dense clusters in large networks.” Social Networks, vol. 23, no. 4, Oct. 2001, pp. 261–83. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0378-8733(01)00042-9. Full Text
Moody, J. “Race, school integration, and friendship segregation in America.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 10, no. 3, Jan. 2001, pp. 679–716. Scopus, doi:10.1086/338954. Full Text
Renzulli, L. A., et al. “Family Matters: Gender, Networks, and Entrepreneurial Outcomes.” Social Forces, vol. 79, no. 2, Jan. 2000, pp. 523–46. Scopus, doi:10.1093/sf/79.2.523. Full Text
Bearman, P., et al. “Blocking the future: New solutions for old problems in historical social science.” Social Science History, vol. 23, no. 4, Dec. 1999, pp. 501–33.