Lindsay Krasnoff

Adjunct Instructor

Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

  • BA, The George Washington University
  • MA, New York University
  • PHD, The Graduate Center (CUNY)
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Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is a historian, writer, and consultant working at the intersection of global sport, communication, and diplomacy. Director of the FranceAndUS initiative and co-director of the SOAS University of London “Basketball Diplomacy in Africa” project, she is the author of The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France (2013) and Basketball Empire: A Hidden Story of the NBA’s Globalization (forthcoming), and has written about global sports for The Athletic, CNN International, VICE Sports, ESPN, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and others.

Krasnoff is a Research Associate with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London, a veteran of the U.S. Department of State’ Office of the Historian, and has taught at SOAS, the Foreign Service Institute (U.S. Department of State), The George Washington University, Queens College, Baruch College, and Riverdale Country School. In addition to serving on the Football for Peace Global and USA Steering Committees, Krasnoff is an Executive Committee member of Sport & Démocratie (France), and an advisory board member for the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at The Elliott School, The George Washington University and the forthcoming “All Americans: Sport and Identity” exhibit at the U.S. National Archives. She was a Fall 2019 PublicsLab Communications Fellow.

Dr. Krasnoff holds a PhD in History from The Graduate Center (City University of New York), MA in Journalism and French Studies (NYU), and BA in International Affairs (The George Washington University).

Aug 15 2018

"Barnstorming Frenchmen: The Impact of Paris Université Club's U.S. Tours and the Impact of the Individual in Sport Diplomacy" in J Simon Rofe (ed) Sport and Diplomacy: Games within games

By Manchester University Press
Sep 15 2014

Views From The Embassy: The U.S. Diplomatic Community in France, 1914

By U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian
Dec 15 2012

The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010

By Lexington Books