Julia Lins Franciotti is the South America Research Manager at ACLED and has been with the organization since October 2018. She oversees the data collection on political violence and demonstrations in South America and is responsible for managing the team members. She holds an LLM in Public International Law from Universiteit Leiden and is currently pursuing an MBA in Data Science & Analytics at the University of São Paulo. Her research interests include organized crime dynamics in the Global South, non-state armed groups, and political disorder in Latin America. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and German.