Josephine Livingstone is the culture staff writer at the New Republic. They've also written cultural criticism for the New Yorker online, The Awl, Bookforum, The Guardian, Art in America, and a lot of other places besides. They received the 2017 Newswomen's Club of New York Front Page Award for Opinion/Criticism. They holds a PhD from New York University (2015) in English, and edited websafe2k16.com. They have taught at NYU, Columbia, the New York Public Library, and lectured widely.