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

Bearman, P. S., et al. “Chains of affection: The structure of adolescent romantic and sexual networks.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 110, no. 1, July 2004, pp. 44–91. Scopus, doi:10.1086/386272. Full Text

Moody, J. “The structure of a social science collaboration network: Disciplinary cohesion from 1963 to 1999.” American Sociological Review, vol. 69, no. 2, Jan. 2004, pp. 213–38. Scopus, doi:10.1177/000312240406900204. Full Text

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

Bearman, P., et al. “Networks and history.” Complexity, vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp. 61–71. Scopus, doi:10.1002/cplx.10054. 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

Diaz, A., et al. “Access to health care for adolescents..” Jama, vol. 283, no. 16, Apr. 2000, pp. 2101–02. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2101. Full Text