Beatriz Farrugia is a research associate for Brazil at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

Farrugia is a data journalist specialized in investigations.  Her research interests include hate speech, political polarization, diplomacy, and large-scale sports events. She is the author of the book 1950: The Cost of a World Cup, an investigation into the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 

Farrugia was a lecturer at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) and Universidade Metodista, in Brazil, and University of Derby in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, she worked as an international reporter and editor at the Italian news agency ANSA.

Farrugia is a graduate of Birmingham City University with a master’s degree in data journalism and of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas with a master’s degree in international relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Universidade Metodista.