Margot Mifflin is an author, journalist, and professor who writes about women’s history and the arts. Her books are Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman, and Looking For Miss America, a cultural history of the Miss America pageant. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Vice, Elle, ARTnews, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New Yorker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, and other publications.
Mifflin is an English professor at Lehman College/CUNY and teaches arts journalism at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. She’s served as a consultant on exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, The New York Historical Society, and The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and she curated the exhibition “Visionary Tattoo” at Ricco/Maresca Gallery.