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Analisa Arroyo

Associate Professor
Associate Head

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604 Caldwell Hall

Analisa Arroyo earned a Ph.D. in Communication with a minor in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona in 2013. Her research interests are in health, interpersonal, and relational communication. Specifically, Analisa 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). Her research can be found in some of the top peer-reviewed Communication journals, including Communication Monographs, Communication Research, and Human Communication Research, and has yielded press coverage in media outlets such as Fox News, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and Fitness Magazine. Additionally, Dr. Arroyo teaches graduate- and undergraduate-level classes in relational communication, family communication, interpersonal communication, communication and body image, interpersonal communication theory, and research methods.

You can learn more about Dr. Arroyo's SITCH Lab here

Specific Areas of Expertise:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Relational Communication
  • Social Skills/Competence
  • Mental Health
  • Body Image

Representative 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. doi:10.1080/03637751.2020.1758949

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. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1140263

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. doi: 10.1111/hcre.12036

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. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2013.828158

Arroyo, A., & Harwood, J. (2012). Exploring the causes and consequences of engaging in fat talk. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 40, 167-187. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2012.65450

Curriculum Vitae:
CV-Arroyo.Jan23.pdf (370.94 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
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 1:42pm


Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 9:18am

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 daughters,…

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