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International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
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Far-right; right-wing extremism; conspiracy theories.
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About Me

Bàrbara (PhD, York University) is an expert on far-right narratives and online radicalisation. Her consulting experience is international and includes intergovernmental organisations, national prosecution services, and Big Tech companies. Bàrbara is 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), and author of Canadian Multiculturalism and the Far Right (Routledge, 2022). In July 2022, she became the youngest ever Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies (Brill), which features peer-reviewed articles on the history of the far-right. In an effort to educate non-expert audiences on past and emerging far-right threats, Bàrbara has also published in openDemocracy, Fair Observer, Rantt Media, the Globe and Mail, and the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET), and appeared in the New Statesman, TRT World, Globo News, Grid, de Volkskrant, the Canadian Defense Association Institute, TVO, the Daily Mail (UK), and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Bàrbara was a lead drafter of the first United Nations report on the far-right, ‘Terrorist attacks on the basis of xenophobia, racism and other forms of intolerance, or in the name of religion or belief’, released in August 2022.

She joined the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in 2022 as its researcher of current and emerging threats. Shortly thereafter, Bàrbara was also invited to join GIFCT’s Blue Team WG, which focuses on designing strategies to better prevent and counter violent extremism globally and across a wide tech stack.

Recent Publications

Molas, B. Victims of the Holocaust: the Freedom Convoy Subreddits as Spaces for Antisemitism and Far-Right Radicalisation”, Global Network on Extremism and Technology, 14 March 2022.

Aguilera-Carnerero, C.; Molas, B.Proscribing the Far-Right: Is Spain Doing Enough?”, Fair Observer, 7 January 2022.

Molas, B. “He Looks Like a Clown: Why is the Far-Right Mocking Fascists on Reddit?”, Global Network on Extremism and Technology, 30 September 2021.

Molas, B.Reddit’s Hosting Service and the Dangers of Outlinking”, Global Network on Extremism and Technology, 17 September 2021.

Molas, B. (eds.), The Right and the Radical Right in the Americas (US: Rowman & Littlefield).

Molas, B. (eds.), Responses to COVID-19 by the Radical Right: Scapegoating, Conspiracy Theories and New Narratives (Hannover: Ibidem-Verlag Press, 2020).

Molas, B. “Canada and the ‘Yellow Peril’ Amidst COVID-19”, Rantt Media, 24 June 2020.

Molas, B.When Ethnic Minorities Vote for Right-Wing Populism”, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, 14 January 2020.

Molas, B.Right Roads to ‘Pluralism’”, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, 16 October 2019.

Molas, B. “‘Christian Europe’ and the Normalization of the Radical Right”, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, 8 August 2019.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada, Europe.
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, North America, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Race, Religion, World War II