Joshua Foust
PhD Student
Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design

Joshua Foust is a PhD student studying strategic communication in APRD. He has a BA from CU Boulder in international relations and an MA in media and public relations from Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on the intersection of gender and militarism in the video games industry, with a particular interest in how the military uses entertainment to recruit and retain servicemembers.

Previously, Joshua was a nonprofit communications director for domestic and international organizations. He also worked as a speech writer, a senior fellow at a Washington, DC-based think tank, a senior intelligence analyst for the US military, as well as a management consultant. A former columnist for PBS Need to Know, he has written essays for The New York TimesThe Washington PostForeign Policy, CNN, The Brookings Institution, and policy journals. He was also an on-air contributor to All in With Chris Hayes, Radio 4’s The World Tonight, and BBC Newsday.

His first book, Afghanistan Journal, was published in 2010. He lives in Denver with his husband and two dogs and competes in duathlons when he is not stuck into a long book.