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 James S. McDonnell 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, past editor of the on-line Journal of Social Structure and current co-editor of the open access journal Socius.