Margot Mifflin is an author, journalist, and professor who writes about women, art, and contemporary culture. The author of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, she has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Believer, ARTnews, and Salon.com. Her book The Blue Tattoo:The Life of Olive Oatman was published in April, 2009.

An associate professor in the English Department of Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY) Mifflin also co-directs the Arts and Culture program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she teaches arts journalism.

Mifflin has appeared as a lecturer and keynote speaker at dozens of colleges, universities and museums, including Barnard College, Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Los Angeles MOCA and The Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She appeared in MSNBC’s documentary “Women and Tattoo” (2001) and CNN’s “Women of the Ink” (1998). She was raised in a Quaker family in Swarthmore, Pa. and now lives with her family in Nyack, New York.