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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 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, Vogue, Vice, The Believer, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications.

The author of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo (Powerhouse Books), The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books), and Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood (Counterpoint Press), Mifflin has lectured at colleges and museums nationwide. 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, tattoos in literature, and gender issues in popular culture. She’s 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.