Claudia Carvalho is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cultural Studies, School of Humanities, at Tilburg University. In her research, Claudia analyzes the theme of religious violence in the form of Jihad and Islamic Terrorism.
In 2003 she completed summa cum laude her Master Degree in International Relations with a thesis about the Israeli-Arabic conflict that was later published as a book. Pursuing further her education she attended the Course of National Defense promoted by the Portuguese Defense Ministry in 2005. Also in this year she co-wrote a book, Islam in Europe, where she traced the profile of Islamic communities in Scandinavian countries.
Since then she has been actively participating in International and national Conferences over Islam, Jihad and Terrorism, either as a key speaker and as a panelist. Claudia focuses her research interests on Islam, rituals, religious violence, Jihad, e-Jihad and Terrorism.