Kesa White is a Research Associate at PERIL. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Science degree in Terrorism and Homeland Security from American University. Her work focuses on white supremacy, extremism in online spaces, and de-radicalization with a focus on homeland security. Kesa sits on the Associate Board for the Anti-Defamation League and is an academic insight writer for the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET).
Kesa’s interest in the far-right came after she was the victim of a hate crime. She realized that anyone can be a victim of a hate crime, and these are issues that must studied to deter them. Since then, she has completed classes and research to develop her expertise in the subject in order to speak authoritatively on the far right. In the future, Kesa hopes to become a distinguished scholar and have a direct impact on policy making.
Specialist research areas:
Racially and Ethnically Motivated Extremism and ‘lone wolf’ terrorism; radical right movements and ideologies; radical right online methods of communication; Cults; hate attacks; counter-extremism and policy implications
Available for consultation in the following areas:
policy formation / reports; live / pre-recorded media interviews (including print, online, radio and television); opt-eds; and editorials