Dr. Bàrbara Molas joined ICCT in August 2022 as a Research Fellow for the Current and Emerging Threats Programme. She received her Phd from York University (2021, Toronto) and is an expert on far-right ideology, online radicalisation, and prevention.
She has an international consulting background having worked with intergovernmental organisations, national prosecution services, and Big Tech companies. Molas is also the co-editor of Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by the Radical Right (Columbia University Press, 2020) and The Right and the Radical Right in the Americas (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) as well as the author of Canadian Multiculturalism and the Far Right (Routledge, 2022). In an effort to educate non-expert audiences on emerging far-right threats, Molas has also collaborated with openDemocracy, Fair Observer, Rantt Media, the Globe and Mail, and the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET). Given her expertise, she has been interviewed by several entities such as the New Statesman, TRT World, Globo News, Grid, de Volkskrant, and the Canadian Defence Association Institute.