Clara joined the ECMI team in April 2021. She is currently an intern in the Conflict & Security Cluster, supervised by Dr. Marika Djolai. Clara holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Pontifícia Universidade Católica located in São Paulo, Brazil. She’s now pursuing a Master of Arts in International Affairs specialized in Crime, Justice and Security at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Clara has conducted research on social movements and political violence during 1968, with a special focus on the Federal Republic of Germany and the emergence of the armed group Red Army Faction. Throughout her master’s, she has also become increasingly interested in gender and sexual minorities in conflict zones. During her spare time, Clara volunteers at the LGBTI Center in Bologna, where she also writes articles focused on minorities in Latin America.