Gitanjali Patel is a translator and social researcher. She graduated from Oxford University in Spanish and Portuguese and has been translating from these languages since 2010. She translates in a range of media, from film scripts and radio programs to fiction, including stories by Luisa Geisler, Miriam Mambrini, Fernanda Torres, and Evando Nascimento. In 2016 she co-founded Shadow Heroes, an organization that runs a series of creative workshops that use translation as a means to teach critical thinking skills to secondary school students. She has a master’s degree in social anthropology from SOAS, University of London, and has used translation for several social research projects, including studies on the language of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, and the emergence of favela community museums, a project that won the Jon M. Tolman Award at the BRASA XIV Congress.