Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff


Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is a historian, journalist, and consultant working at the intersection of global sport and diplomacy. 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 USA Steering Committee, she also serves as an Executive Committee member of Sport & Démocratie (France) and an advisory member for the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at The Elliott School, The George Washington University.

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).