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Margot Mifflin


Margot Mifflin


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B.A., Occidental College
M.A., New York University


Margot Mifflin is a journalist and critic who writes about art, books and women's history. She has been a contributing editor at Elle magazine and was a contributor at Entertainment Weekly throughout its first decade. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, she has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books,, ARTnews, The New Yorker, Bookforum, The Village Voice Literary Supplement, Vogue, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other publications.

The author of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo (Powerhouse Books) and The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books), Mifflin has discussed her work on the Leonard Lopate Show, The Katie Couric show, and BBC Channel 4, and has lectured at dozens of colleges and museums nationwide, including the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Mifflin received her B.A. in English from Occidental College and her M.A. in Journalism from New York University. She teaches courses in arts criticism, the essay, and editing. She was awarded the 2009 Lehman College Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Works Award. For further information, see her personal website.