Lyndsay is a doctoral candidate specializing in early-twentieth-century Central and Eastern European Modernism, with a secondary focus area in West African arts. Her research interests lie in applied arts and architecture, nationalism in Central Europe before and after the First World War, and the rise of women designers among the avant-garde. Lyndsay received a Master's degree from the department in 2010, with her thesis on Czech Cubism in architecture and furniture design, and a Master's in Library Science from the University of Maryland's iSchool in 2012. She was a 2012/2013 University of Maryland Museum Fellow in the Curatorial Department of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, where she worked with curators on several exhibitions and publications on contemporary glass, ceramics, jewelry, and postdigital art and design. She received the 2013/2014 Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University, where she served as a public services librarian in the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Yale Center for British Art Reference Library and Archives.
Lyndsay is currently working on her dissertation, “The Artěl Cooperative (1908-1934): Crafting Czech Modernity for the Nation.” In summer 2014, she conducted dissertation research in Vienna and Prague with the aid of two research grants—the Gerson Nordlinger Award in the Arts from the Cosmos Scholars Program and the University of Maryland Graduate Summer Research Fellowship. She has presented papers on the Artěl Cooperative at the 2015 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in Pittsburgh, PA and the College Art Association's (CAA) 2016 annual conference in Washington, DC. Lyndsay holds the position of Digital Scholarship and Visual Resources Librarian at Connecticut College, where she also teaches a First-Year Seminar in Art History on art crime and the values of art.