Lindsey Kingston | Webster University

Lindsey Kingston, PhD



Associate Professor of History, Politics, & International Relations
210 H. Sam Priest Center 
(314) 246-8794




PhD, Syracuse University
MA, Syracuse University
MA, American University
BS, Boston University


Lindsey Kingston is an Associate Professor of International Human Rights in Webster University’s Department of History, Politics, and International Relations. She directs the university’s Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, which includes overseeing the undergraduate human rights program and the research journal Righting Wrongs: A Journal of Human Rights. She regularly teaches Introduction to Human Rights (HRTS 1100), Current Problems in Human Rights (HRTS 2500), and a topics course related to the Annual Human Rights Conference (HRTS 3080), in addition to advising Senior Overview thesis papers and Human Rights Field Experiences. 

Much of Kingston’s research centers on the concept of functioning citizenship, when a person enjoys an active and mutually-beneficial relationship with a government. She is a topical expert on the issue of statelessness – when an individual does not have legal nationality to any country – and her work has received special recognition from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her research interests also include forced migration, indigenous rights, genocide prevention, transnational social movements, and human rights education (HRE). Her work has been published in The Journal of Human Rights, Human Rights Review, The Journal of Human Rights Practice, Forced Migration Review, and BMC International Health and Human Rights. She is the book review editor for Human Rights Review. 

Kingston earned her Ph.D. in Social Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she also earned an M.A. in Political Science. She holds an M.A. in ethics and international affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., as well as a B.S. in journalism from Boston University.