Lindsey is an interdisciplinary researcher, working at the boundaries of anthropology and public health. She completed a joint doctoral degree in anthropology and public health at Johns Hopkins University in 2013. She is also a research associate of Stellenbosch University and the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa.
Drawing on insights from a decade of work on global health, humanitarian intervention, and the lives of young people and families in South Africa, Lindsey's research interrogates tensions inherent in processes of social reproduction and social change in the context of global health research and intervention. Her current research explores the constructions of categories of population, community, kin, and family in two sites of long-term biomedical research, extraction, and intervention in South Africa. More broadly, her work explores the theoretical and methodological challenges and possibilities that emerge from multi-sited and critical engagements between global health systems, development programs, and the social sciences.