Samir S. Patel

Samir S. Patel is an editor, science writer and photographer. He is Editor-in-Chief of Atlas Obscura, and before that was Deputy Editor at Archaeology Magazine. His work has appeared in Nature, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Discover, and other publications. He has reported from all over the world — the South Pacific, India, Tanzania, Brazil, Australia, and more — and has covered a wide range of topics, from archaeology and climate, to art conservation and social justice.

Samir studied at Columbia in the dual-degree Earth and Environmental Science Journalism program and has an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a graduate degree from New York University. He lives with his family in Brooklyn.