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

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.

Ford, C. A., et al. “Foregone health care among adolescents..” Jama, vol. 282, no. 23, Dec. 1999, pp. 2227–34. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jama.282.23.2227. Full Text

Ford, C., et al. “Health Care Utilization Among Adolescents.” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 282, 1999, pp. 2227–34.

Moody, J. “Matrix methods for calculating the triad census.” Social Networks, vol. 20, no. 4, Jan. 1998, pp. 291–99. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0378-8733(98)00006-9. Full Text

Kalleberg, A. L., and J. W. Moody. “Human Resource Management and Organizational Performance.” American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 37, no. 7, Jan. 1994, pp. 948–62. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0002764294037007007. Full Text