Samir S. Patel

Adjunct Faculty


Samir S. Patel is a science journalist, photographer, and editor. He is Deputy Editor of Archaeology Magazine, and his work has also appeared in Nature, The New York Times, Discover, Outside, Seed, Christian Science Monitor, Columbia Magazine, ArtAsiaPacific, and other publications. He has reported from all over the world—the South Pacific, India, Romania, Brazil, and Australia, among others—and has covered a wide range of topics, including climate change, art conservation, neuroscience, chemistry, wildlife biology, business, ecoterrorism, and, of course, archaeology.

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 in Brooklyn with his wife, son, and dog.