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.
Mifflin is a professor in the English Department at Lehman College and a consortial professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she co-directs the Arts and Culture Reporting Program and chairs the Diversity Committee.
A member of the National Book Critics Circle, she has written for The New York Times (Book Review, Arts and Leisure, Op Ed, and Styles), The Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon.com, ARTnews, The New Yorker, Bookforum, Vogue, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.
She is 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 received her B.A. in English from Occidental College and her M.A. in Journalism from New York University.