Christina R. Foust

Adjunct Faculty

What I do

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Communication Studies

Professional Biography

I study rhetoric, power, and social change in a variety of contexts, including social movements, political discourse and popular culture. My recent research considers how social media interacts with social change to produce consequential action. I am also partnering with Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence on COMN 2000 Identities in Dialogue--a course which brings learning about social identities into practice with dialogue skills.


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004
  • MA, Communication Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000
  • BS, Speech Communication, Kansas State University, 1998

Featured Publications

Foust, C. R., Pason, A. M., & Zittlow Rogness, K. (Eds.). (2017). What Democracy Looks Like: The Rhetoric of Social Movements and Counterpublics. Tuscaloosa, AL, USA: University of Alabama Press.


Foust, C. R. (2018). Feminist Pedagogies at Play in the Organic Classroom. National Communication Association. Salt Lake City, UT: Feminist and Women's Studies Division.


  • Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Dissertation Award, National Communication Association