Christina R. Foust

Degree: Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Communication Studies

Christina R. Foust


  • Social Movements
  • Environmental Communication/Justice
  • Environmental Education
  • Feminism, Protest


Christina R. Foust, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her work engages rhetoric, power and social change in various contexts, including social movements, political discourse and popular culture.

Foust is the lead editor of the book, “What Democracy Looks Like: The Rhetoric of Social Movements and Counter Publics.” Foust’s projects examine the convergence of social movements with social media, with published works in the Review of Communication, the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric and the Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice, among others.

Notable examples of student activism she explored were led by Black students at the University of Missouri in 2015 (#ConcernedStudent1950) and the ways the hashtag #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory contributed to the successful recall of three school board members in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Foust received her doctorate in communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004.

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