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Barbara Perry


Director, Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 325
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 3411

Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism


Dr. Barbara Perry is the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. She has written extensively in the area of hate crime and right-wing extremism. Her books include:

  • In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes
  • Hate and Bias Crime: A Reader
  • The Silent Victims: Hate Crimes Against Native Americans

She is also General Editor of a five-volume set on hate crime (Praeger), and Editor of Volume 3: The Victims of Hate Crime, which is part of that set.

Dr. Perry has also written on policing diverse communities, including work on social control in Native American communities. She has made substantial contributions to the limited scholarship on hate crime in Canada. Most recently, she has contributed to a scholarly understanding of anti-Muslim violence, hate crime against LGBTQ communities, the community impacts of hate crime, and right-wing extremism.

Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Sociology Carleton University

Research and expertise

Research interests:

  • hate crime
  • right-wing extremism
  • policing diversity
  • Islamophobia 
  • antisemitism 
  • homophobia and transphobia 
  • hate crime
  • human rights
  • diversity
  • race and justice
  • sexualities and justice
  • diversity and policing
  • terrorism/extremism
  • Indigeneity and justice
  • Islamophobia


  • Selected publications
    Perry, Barbara, Scrivens, Ryan. Right-Wing Extrenism in Canada. Camden: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.