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.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Professor in the Department of Sociology · 2010 - Present Sociology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Director of the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke · 2020 - Present Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke, Initiatives
Faculty Director of the Duke Network Analysis Center (DNAC) · 2020 - Present Duke Network Analysis Center, Social Science Research Institute
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center · 2010 - Present Duke Population Research Center, Duke Population Research Institute
Education, Training & Certifications
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1999 Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1997 M.A.
University of Oregon · 1992 B.S.