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)
Contact Info

Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is a historian, writer, speaker, and consultant working at the intersection of global sport, communication, and diplomacy. Director of #FranceAndUS, she is the author of Basketball Empire: France and the Making of a Global NBA and WNBA (2023), The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France (2013) and Views From the Embassy (2014), and has written about global sports for The Athletic, CNN International, VICE Sports, ESPN, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and others. 

She co-directed the “Basketball Diplomacy in Africa” project pegged to the NBA’s Basketball Africa League as 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, Krasnoff has taught at SOAS University of London, the Foreign Service Institute, The George Washington University, Queens College, Baruch College, and Riverdale Country School. 

In addition to serving as a SIGA Women Global Mentorship Programme mentor, Krasnoff is an advisory board member for the History Communications Institute, editorial board member of Sports Law, Policy and Diplomacy Journal, scientific committee member of the RERIS Studies in International Sport Relations series (De Gruyter), correspondent for Les Sports Modernes, and member of the Overseas Press Club of America. She previously served as an advisory board member for the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at The Elliott School, The George Washington University and “All Americans: Sport and Identity” exhibit at the U.S. National Archives, and Executive Committee member of Sport & Démocratie (France) focused on sports diplomacy.

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).

Sep 07 2023

Basketball Empire: France and the Making of a Global NBA and WNBA

By Bloomsbury
Nov 15 2022

"Bill Cain's 'Scrutiny,' and his Transformation Into an Athlete Ambassador in French Professional Basketball" in Sport and Protest in the Black Atlantic (Gennaro & McGowan)

By Routledge
Sep 01 2022

The up-front legacies of France 2019: changing the face of ⿿le foot féminin⿿

By Sport in Society
Aug 15 2018

Barnstorming Frenchmen: Paris Université Club and the Role of the Individual in Sports Diplomacy

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