Claudia dal Mas


Claudia holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where she focused on the study of Hebrew and Arabic and completed a dissertation on administrative detention in the occupied West Bank. In this period, she volunteered in Jordan for an Italian organisation, Non Dall Guerra, active in raising awareness about the situation of refugees and displaced people in the Middle East.  
After completing her Erasmus at SOAS University in London, she continued her studies there pursuing an MA in Human Rights Law, with a dissertation which examined some of the immediate effects of COVID-19 on human rights, especially gender equality, through the lens of declaration of emergencies. While in London, she worked as an Advocacy and Support volunteer for the NGO Detention Action, supporting people held in Immigration Removal Centres.  
In 2021, Claudia worked in her hometown, Belluno (Italy), as an English and Italian teacher.  She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Rights and Conflict Management at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, taking on a more practical approach to crosscutting subjects in the promotion and protection of human rights.  
Claudia is fluent in Italian and English and can also speak French, Hebrew and Arabic. She has taken on a thematic focus in gender equality and reproductive rights, as well as a strong interest in the MENA region.