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Kesa White

Institute for Rebooting Social Media Assembly Fellow

Kesa White is a Program Research Associate at the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) located at American University. In addition to her role at PERIL, she is a fellow at the Accelerationism Research Consortium (ARC) and the Extremism and Gaming Research Network. Ms. White received her B.A. degree in International Studies with a concentration in Foreign Policy and National Security and M.S. degree in Terrorism and Homeland Security from American University. Kesa’s research primarily focuses on violent far-right extremism, hate, and content moderation. In her spare time, Ms. White enjoys spending time with her dog Fendi, traveling, and riding her Peloton.



Not all Superheros Wear Capes: Identity Triggers the Trolls

BKC Fellow Kesa White writes about extremism and its links to identity and gender.  "Identities make people unique and allow them to live their truth…

Dec 2, 2022