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Analisa Arroyo

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Contact Info

619 Caldwell Hall

Ph.D., University of Arizona, Communication (Minor: Family Studies and Human Development)

M.A., University of Arizona, Communication

B.A., The Ohio State University, Communication and Sociology

Research Interests:

Dr. Arroyo's research interests are in health, interpersonal, and relational communication. Specifically, she explores how individuals' and partners' (e.g., friends, romantic partners, family members) interpersonal communication (e.g., weight-related communication, social support, social skills, relational care/control) is associated with health outcomes (e.g., body image concerns, psychosocial well-being, mental health) and relational quality (e.g., satisfaction, commitment). She has a particular interest in the intergenerational tranmission/socialization of mental health issues.

Specific Areas of Expertise:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Relational Communication
  • Social Skills/Competence
  • Mental Health
  • Body Image
You can learn more about Dr. Arroyo's SITCH Lab here
Selected Publications:

Arroyo, A., Stillion Southard, B. A., & Martz, D. (2022). Feminist embodiment, body talk, and body image among mothers and daughters. Body Image, 41, 354-366.  

Arroyo, A., Woszidlo, A., & Janovec, A. (2020). Voice as a mediator of mothers' and daughters' feminist attitudes and psychological outcomes: An application of silencing the self theory and social cognitive theory of gender development and differentiation. Communication Monographs.  

Arroyo, A., Stillion Southard, B. A., Cohen, H., & Caban, S. (2020). Maternal communication strategies that promote daughters' body image. Communication Research. doi:10.1177/0093650218781737

Arroyo, A., Segrin, C., Harwood, J., & Bonito, J. A. (2017). Co-rumination of fat talk and weight control practices: An application of confirmation theory. Health Communication, 32, 438-450.  

Arroyo, A., Segrin, C., & Harwood, J. (2014). Appearance-related communication mediates the link between self-objectification and health and well-being outcomes. Human Communication Research, 40, 463-482.  

Arroyo, A., & Segrin, C. (2013). Family interactions and disordered eating attitudes: The mediating roles of social competence and psychological distress. Communication Monographs, 80, 399-424.   

Arroyo, A., & Harwood, J. (2012). Exploring the causes and consequences of engaging in fat talk. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 40, 167-187.  

Curriculum Vitae:
CV-UGA-2023.pdf (260 KB)
Events featuring Analisa Arroyo
Caldwell Hall 502

Dr. Analisa Arroyo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, will give a research presentation. Part of the Department of Communication Studies' Fall 2017 Colloquium Series.

Articles Featuring Analisa Arroyo

Congratulations to Dr. Analisa Arroyo for being selected as one of the Associate Editors for Communication Monographs, a flagship journal in the Ccmmunication Studies discipline!


Dr. Analisa Arroyo's work was recently featured in UGA Today. Dr. Arroyo is conducting research on feminism and close relationship communication. The featured study is designed to examine the socialization and relationships between mothers and…

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