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First Name
Lindsay Sarah
Last Name
Research Associate, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London
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France, Global Sport, Diplomacy, Sports Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, International Affairs, Basketball, Soccer, Women's Soccer, French Sports, U.S. Diplomatic History, World War I, French-American Relations, History of Sports Medicine, U.S. Diplomats in France
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About Me

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is a global communications and sports specialist who brings innovative information strategies and storytelling to diverse global audiences. She is a leading expert on French sport, particularly the youth development programs that produce top-tier talent for global markets, the globalization of basketball and women’s soccer, and the emerging field of sport(s) diplomacy. In addition to addressing issues pertaining to French and European socio-cultural and diplomatic history, as a former historian for the Office of the Historian in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs, Krasnoff can also talk to certain points of U.S. diplomatic history and diplomacy.

Krasnoff serves as an Executive Committee member of sports club Sport & Démocratie, focusing on sports diplomacy, and a Research Associate with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London. She is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America, where she served as a judge for the organization’s annual awards competition, the Réseau d’études des relations internationales sportives, and the North American Society for Sport History. She also serves as an advisory member for the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at The Elliott School, The George Washington University, and the U.S. National Archives’ forthcoming October 2020 exhibition, “All Americans: Sport, Politics, and Protest.”

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).

Recent Publications

Lindsay’s press portfolio is available here:

Academic publications include:

“Barnstorming Frenchmen: The Impact of Paris Université Club’s U.S. Tours and the Individual in Sports Diplomacy,” in Simon Rofe (ed.), Sport & Diplomacy: Games within Games, (Manchester University Press, 2018).

“Devolution of Les Bleus as a Symbol of a Multicultural French Future,” in David Kilpatrick (ed.), State of the Field: Ideologies, Identities, and Initiatives, (Routledge, 2018).

“France’s Third Way: Combatting the Cold War Basketball Threats,” in Chris J. Young and Robert Edelman (eds.), Global Sport and the Cold War compilation. Forthcoming.

Devolution of Les Bleus As a Symbol of a Multicultural French Future,” Soccer & Society, April 2016.

This Armistice Day Remember the Diplomats and Servicemen of The Great War,” DipNote, November 11, 2014.

Views From the Embassy: The Role of the U.S. Diplomatic Community in France, 1914, (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State, 2014).

The Allied Landings at Normandy, France,” DipNote, June 6, 2014.

The Lives of Diplomats: Americans in Paris, 1914,” DipNote, February 10, 2014.

Ninety Years and Counting,” DipNote, February 8, 2014.

“Developing Athletic Armaments: The Role of Sports Medicine in Cold War France, 1958-1992,” Performance Enhancement & Health, May 2013.

The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010, (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012).

“Resurrecting the Nation: The Evolution of French Sports Policy From de Gaulle to Mitterrand,” in Alan Tomlinson, Christopher J. Young, and Richard Holt (eds.), Sport and the Transformation of Modern Europe: States, Media, and Markets, 1950-2010, (London: Routledge, 2011).


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
France, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Medicine, Public History, Race, Sports, World War I