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Margo Jefferson is a cultural critic for The New York Times. Since joining the staff of The Times in 1993 she has been a book reviewer and theater critic. In 1995 she received a Pulitzer Prize for her criticism. She has been a staff writer for Newsweek and a contributing editor to Vogue and 7Days. Her reviews and essays have also appeared in The Nation, Grand Street, The Village Voice, American Theater, Dance Ink, and Harper's. She has been a professor of Journalism at New York University, and a lecturer in literature and popular culture at Columbia University.

Margo Jefferson received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.S. from Columbia University.