Dr. Bàrbara Molas joined ICCT in August 2022 as a Research Fellow for the Current and Emerging Threats pillar. 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.
Key ICCT Publications:
Molas, B. Dutch Flags and Maple Leaves: How Conspiracy Theories Created a Transnational Far-Right. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 10 October 2022
The current research paper aims to address the distinction between different misogynist communities by employing a multi-layered analytical framework.
This Perspective will analyse the Wagner Group’s designation as a terrorist organisation in light of its connection to transnational organised crime.
This policy brief explores Malaysia’s approach in managing the returning fighters and their families in the post-IS phase.