The Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society

Office of the Historian, US Department of State

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff joined the Office of the Historian in 2008 as a member of the Special Projects Division. As Coordinator of the office's Ambassadorial Historical Briefing Program, she is responsible for conducting archival research and briefing Ambassadors, Deputy Chiefs of Missions (DCM), and others on the history of U.S. bilateral relations with European nations and the evolution of the role of U.S. representatives at posts in Europe. Lindsay contributes to the office's Digital History, eBook, and Oral History initiatives, and is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America.

Lindsay has a Ph.D. in History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (2009), where she completed a doctoral dissertation, “Goals and Dreams: The Quest to Create Elite Youth Athletes in France, 1958-92.” Her book, The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010 is under contract with Lexington Books. Lindsay's expertise includes history of youth, the media, sports medicine, history of the body, and sports diplomacy. She has an M.A. in Journalism and French Studies from New York University (2002), and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University (1999).

While pursuing her doctoral degree in New York, Lindsay worked as an editor in the sports publishing industry, assisted with book projects in French art, history, and American football, and taught undergraduate classes in European and sports history. She completed a graduate internship at The History Channel (AETN), and held fellowships with the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute and Stanton/Heiskell Telecommunications Policy Center. Lindsay also served on the executive board of the What's It To Me? Foundation. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked in international business in Washington, D.C., developing a marketing campaign and web site content as well as obtaining supplier contracts.