Samir S. Patel | Columbia Journalism School

Samir S. Patel

Adjunct Faculty


Samir S. Patel is a science journalist, photographer, and editor. He is Deputy Editor of Atlas Obscura, and before that held the same position at Archaeology Magazine. His work has also appeared in Nature, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Discover, Outside, and other publications. He has reported from all over the world—the South Pacific, India, Romania, Brazil and Australia, among other regions—and has covered a wide range of topics, including archaeology, climate, art conservation, neuroscience, chemistry, wildlife biology, social justice, business and ecoterrorism.

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.