Shivangi Mariam Raj is a translator and independent researcher from Delhi, India. Her essays, reportage, and poetry have appeared across newspapers, zines, magazines, and pamphlets published in India, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, and Nepal. Her current research combines approaches in sociolinguistics and ethnography to trace brahminical violence embedded in the Hindi language and its normalization in majoritarian routines in India. In 2013, she was awarded the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Grant for her documentation of the spatial dimensions of oral literature in the Jaunsar-Bawar region of Uttarakhand, India. She is a university drop-out and was previously working with Oxford University Press. She is now serving as the Head of Communications at The Funambulist.