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

Gest, Scott D., et al. “Features of groups and status hierarchies in girls' and boys' early adolescent peer networks..” New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, no. 118, Jan. 2007, pp. 43–60. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cd.200. Full Text

Moody, J., and R. Light. “A view from above: The evolving sociological landscape.” American Sociologist, vol. 37, no. 2, June 2006, pp. 67–86. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12108-006-1006-8. Full Text

Moody, J. “Trends in sociology titles.” American Sociologist, vol. 37, no. 1, Mar. 2006, pp. 77–80. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12108-006-1016-6. Full Text

Moody, James. “Fighting a Hydra: A Network Scale-up Model of the War on Terror.” Structure and Dynamics: Ejournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences, vol. 1, no. 2, 2006.

White, Douglas R., et al. “Networks, Fields and Organizations: Micro-Dynamics, Scale and Cohesive Embeddings.” Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, vol. 10, 2006, pp. 95–117.

Adams, Jimi, and James Moody. “To tell the truth: informant accuracy in sexual networks.” Social Networks, vol. 29, 2006, pp. 44–58.

Moody, James. “Markets From Networks.” Social Forces, vol. 81, 2006, pp. 663–64.

Moody, James. “Network Exchange Theory.” Social Forces, vol. 80, 2006, pp. 356–57.

Moody, J., et al. “Dynamic network visualization.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 110, no. 4, Jan. 2005, pp. 1206–41. Scopus, doi:10.1086/421509. Full Text

Moody, J., et al. “Dynamic Network Visualization: Methods for Meaning with Longitudinal Network Movies.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 110, 2005, pp. 1206–41.