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Margo Jefferson

The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson previously served as book and arts critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, Vogue, New York Magazine, The Nation, and Guernica. Her memoir, Negroland (2015), received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. She is also the author of On Michael Jackson (2006) and Constructing a Nervous System, which will be published by Pantheon in April 2022. Jefferson is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts.

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Durst Distinguished Lecture Series