Bàrbara (PhD, York University) is an expert on far-right ideology, online radicalisation, and prevention. Based in Toronto, her consulting experience is international and includes intergovernmental organisations, national prosecution services, and Big Tech companies. Bàrbara is the co-editor of Radical Right-Wing Responses to COVID-19 (Columbia University Press, 2020) and The Right and the Radical Right in the Americas (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021). Her book, Canadian Multiculturalism and the Far Right, will be released in August 2022 by Routledge’s Fascism and the Far Right Series. In an effort to educate non-expert audiences on 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 (International Centre for Counter-Terrorism), and been interviewed by the New Statesman, TRT World, Globo News, and the Canadian Defense Association Institute.
At the moment, Bàrbara lectures at York University; works as a consultant on far-right emerging threats; and conducts postdoctoral research on the relationship between COVID-19 and online right-wing radicalisation at the University of New Brunswick under TSAS funding (Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society).