Department of Journalism and Communication Teaching Staff


Andrew Curry is a journalist with more than 20 years of experience reporting from five continents. He covers science, travel, history, politics, and cycling for a wide variety of publications, and is a contributing correspondent for Science, a contributing editor at Archaeology and a former general editor of Smithsonian magazine.

After first visiting Germany as an Arthur F. Burns fellow in 2003, he returned as a Fulbright Journalism Fellow and stayed in Berlin as a freelance journalist, working for Spiegel Online International and other German publications, as well as corporate clients to communicate their message to an English-speaking global audience.

He supervised international teams of student journalists as part of the St. Gallen Symposium Magazine, an annual student project supported by the St. Gallen Symposium, from 2010 to 2021.

Since March 2021, he has been working with Switzerland’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung to help them launch an English-language website.


  • Journalistic writing

Curriculum Vitae



BSFS in International Relations, Law and Politics, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service


MA in Russian and East European Studies, Stanford University Center for Russian and East European Studies

Work Experience

2005 - today 

Freelance journalist. Has written for Al Jazeera America, The Atlantic, Bicycling, Discover, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Monocle, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Nature, Nautilus, The New Republic, The New York Times, NPR, Popular Science, Rouleur, Science, Smithsonian, Spiegel Online International, The Washington Post, Wired, and others.


 General Editor, Smithsonian Magazine
2000-2003 Associate Editor, US News and World Report


Association of Food Journalists Award, 2018 for Best Writing on Beer, Wine or Spirits

Stack Independent Magazine Award for Best Non-Fiction, 2017 for “The Road from Damascus”

Arthur F. Burns Awards from the German Foreign Ministry in 2008 and 2014 for “Best American Article.”

Featured in “Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009,” “Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011”