Lindsey Weaver attended the University of Colorado at Boulder on a Boettcher Scholarship, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology (summa cum laude) and Political Science. Upon graduating in 2008, Lindsey worked on a successful congressional campaign, which provided a springboard for her to move to Washington, D.C. For two years, Lindsey was the Legislative Correspondent in Congresswoman Betsy Markey’s office, handling the legislative portfolio for immigration and homeland security as well as managing constituent correspondence. Following the tumultuous 2010 campaign season, Lindsey left Capitol Hill and began working in government relations for the Pew Center on the States, a division of The Pew Charitable Trusts. While in Washington, Lindsey also enjoyed volunteering as an English teacher for immigrants in the D.C. area.
Lindsey’s dissertation with the Columbia-LSE program—Braceros Documentados: Visual Representations of Mexican Bracero Migrants in U.S. Media, 1954-1964—explored the dynamics of migration and immigration policy through a historical anthropological lens. She received an Alliance Fellowship in Summer 2013 to conduct archival and primary source research in seven archives throughout the United States.
After completion of the dual degree program, Lindsey moved to Seattle, Washington where she works as a Research Historian for a private history consulting firm, Historical Research Associates, Inc. Outside of her academic and professional pursuits, Lindsey is an active photographer and enjoys capturing the everyday through the lens of her digital SLR and iPhone. She is also an avid traveler and knitter, sometimes simultaneously