Lindsay Zafir

Distinguished Lecturer

Lindsay Zafir is a Distinguished Lecturer in Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Programs at the Colin Powell School, CCNY, and the Academic Director of Leadership for Democracy and Social Justice at CUNY. She holds a PhD in History from Yale University, where her research focused on the history of sexuality, science, and social movements. Her prize-winning dissertation, State of Denial​, examines the history of HIV/AIDS denialism in the U.S., its contentious relationship with AIDS treatment activism, and its implications for understanding the rise of science denialism more broadly over the past forty years. Lindsay is the co-editor of Power Lines: Building a Labor-Climate Justice Movement, an anthology on organizing at the intersection of labor and climate justice that will be published by The New Press in the spring of 2024. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the ACORN Oral History Project, a large-scale public oral history of staff, members, and leaders of the community organizing group ACORN that will launch in 2024.​ Lindsay previously served as the editor of The Forge: Organizing Strategy and Practice, an online publication and learning community for organizers across the progressive movement.


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Lindsay Zafir