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Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff

Research Associate, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London

Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is a historian, writer, speaker, and consultant, author of Basketball Empire: France and the Making of a Global NBA and WNBA (Bloomsbury, 2023) and The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France 1958-2010 (Lexington Books, 2013). She has written on French and global sports for a range of news and sports media outlets, including VICE Sports, CNN International, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and more. She previously served as a historian for the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs, with a Europe-centric portfolio, and also worked with the Department's Sports Diplomacy office. Outside of her consulting practice, she is the Founding Director of FranceAndUS, and co-directed the SOAS University of London “Basketball Diplomacy in Africa” oral history project. 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).


  • –present
    Research Associate, SOAS, University of London