Background and Expertise

Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is a sports writer, historian, and consultant, working at the intersections of sports, international affairs, and global communications.

Lindsay is a leading expert on French sport, particularly the youth development programs that produce top-tier talent for global markets. She previously served as a historian for the Office of the Historian in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs, where she shaped content and communications strategy. Lindsay originated programs like the Historical Briefing Program, which provided critical information for ambassadors and Foreign Service Officers to base policy decisions and public diplomacy programs on while avoiding blunders, co-directed the office’s social media strategy and public outreach initiatives, and wrote policy papers on issues pertaining to U.S. foreign policy. As the office's main liaison for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Lindsay provided insight and advice on Europe-related topics, while also working with the Department's Sports Diplomacy division upon request.

Her consulting work focuses on helping those in higher education, government, and international nonprofits and agencies translate and transmit their knowledge to the public. Building on her intimate understanding of communicating on different platforms across national borders and cultural divides, Lindsay brings content to life and highlights its importance to today’s conversations.

Lindsay has taught courses in history, writing, and international affairs to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals at public, private, and government institutions including the Foreign Service Institute, The George Washington University, Queens College, and Baruch College. She has led teams in government, academia, and the private sector, and served as a thought leader on a variety of international cultural- and sports-related initiatives.

She is an Executive Committee member of the French sports think tank, Sport & Démocratie, focusing on sports diplomacy, and a member of the Overseas Press Club of America and served as a judge for the organization’s annual awards competition. Lindsay is also involved with the Réseau d’études des relations internationales sportives and the North American Society for Sport History.

Lindsay 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).