Melissa Pavlik is a Research Consultant at ACLED studying overarching trends of armed conflict across and within ACLED’s regions of study. She has degrees in Statistics and Political Science from the University of Chicago, and in War Studies from King’s College London. Her research focus include violent non-state actors, conflict mapping, and US foreign policy.

CDT Spotlight: South Africa

While most types of violence decreased following the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa, violence against civilians has more than doubled. ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik explores the spike in events. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series.…

CDT Spotlight: Pakistan

As Pakistan eases coronavirus restrictions, political violence and protest activity is returning to pre-pandemic levels. ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik surveys disorder patterns around the country. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series.…