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James W. Moody, Robert O.Keohane Professor of Sociology

James W. Moody


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James W. Moody
Robert O.Keohane Professor of Sociology

Office Info

Office: 332 Soc/Psych Bldg
Phone: (919) 660-5650
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Fax: 919-660-5623
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Areas of Interest:

Social networks
quantitative methodology
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. 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    2013     Portrait of Political Party Polarization Moody, James & Peter J. Mucha. Network Science , Vol. 1,2013. , 119-121

    2013     Network Measurement Error and Sampling Coverage I: Nodes missing at random Jeff Smith and James Moody. Social Networks ,Forthcoming.

    2013     Sex, Drugs, and Race: How Behaviors Differentially Contribute to the Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Network Structure jimi adams, James Moody, and Martina Morris. American Journal of Public Health ,Forthcoming.

    2013     Clustering and Cohesion in Networks: Concepts and Measures Moody, James & Jonathan Coleman. ,Forthcoming.

    2013     Anatomies of Kinship: Change and Diversity in the Formal Structure of American Families Gauthier, Robin & James Moody. Nancy Landale, Susan McHale, and Alan Booth. ,Forthcoming.


Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus


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