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Anita Vangelisti

Department of Communication Studies





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Anita L. Vangelisti holds the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Chair in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work focuses on the associations between communication and emotion in the context of close, personal relationships. She has published numerous articles in journals such as Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personal Relationships, and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Vangelisti has edited or authored several books including the Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships, the Routledge Handbook of Family Communication, and Hurt Feelings in Close Relationships. She was co-editor of the Cambridge University Press book series on Advances in Personal Relationships, was associate editor of Personal Relationships, and has served on the editorial boards of over a dozen scholarly journals. Her scholarship has been recognized by a number of awards including the Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication from the National Communication Association (NCA), the Distinguished Book Award from the Family Communication Division of NCA, the Outstanding Article Award from the Family Communication Division of NCA, the Bersheid-Hatfield Award for Distinguished Mid-Career Achievement from the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), the Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication from NCA, and the Franklin H. Knower Article Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of NCA. Vangelisti has received the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas System and the College of Communication Teaching Excellence Award. She served as President of IARR, is a Distinguished Scholar of NCA, and a Fellow of ICA and IARR.