Christina R. Foust is an associate professor of Communication Studies at the University
of Denver. Foust's research and teaching engage rhetoric, power, and social change
in a variety of contexts, including social movements, political discourse and pop
culture. Foust's current projects focus on re-theorizing relationships between resistance
and the body, social subjectivity and collective action, in light of global justice
Her 2010 book, Transgression as a Mode of Resistance, outlines distinctions between hegemonic and transgressive theories and practices
of social change, particularly as they might influence rhetorical approaches to social
movement and rhetorical criticism. Foust has also published essays critiquing consumerism
in the context of film and public space; as well as the rise of contemporary American
conservatism; and the political, cultural, and economic assault on higher education.
As a rhetorical critic, she abides (as much as possible) by Kenneth Burke's maxim,
"The main ideal of criticism...is to use all that there is to use."