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Margot Mifflin


Margot Mifflin


Carman Hall 388
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B.A., Occidental College
M.A., New York University


Margot Mifflin is a journalist and author 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, Salon, ARTnews, The New Yorker, Bookforum, Vogue, Vice, The Wall Street Journal, 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 The Leonard Lopate Show, The Katie Couric Show, and BBC Channel 4. A frequent women’s history month speaker, she has lectured at colleges and museums nationwide, including the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. She has served as an advisor on exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Historical Society, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Mifflin teaches courses in arts criticism, the essay, memoir writing and gender issues in popular culture. She is a professor at both Lehman College, where she was awarded the 2009 Lehman College Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Works Award, and at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she directed the Arts Reporting Program from 2007-2016. For further information, see her personal website.