Julia Lins Franciotti is the South America Assistant Research Manager at ACLED and has been with the organization since October 2018. She currently assists the management of the South America desk and produces analytical content, regional overviews, and data revisions for the region. 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 experience includes data-driven and evidence-informed policy and action on violence prevention across Latin America. Her research interests include urban violence and organized crime in the Global South, as well as violence in post-conflict societies. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and German.