Gitanjali Patel is a translator and social researcher. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree 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, and Fernanda Torres. In 2016, she cofounded Shadow Heroes, an organization which runs 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 which won the Jon M. Tolman Award at the BRASA XIV Congress. In addition to her work with Shadow Heroes, she works as a researcher for an NGO in London.