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A second-year graduate student of Communications (M.A.) and Folklore (Certificate) at Penn State Harrisburg with research interests in activism, digital media, and critical cultural studies. He is currently working on his master’s thesis, studying media representation, collective memory, and faith practice of the 1928 York, Pennsylvania, witch trials. He is also the co-founder of Visiting Experts' Network (VEN), a platform that helps scholars request guest speakers and get connected.

Kase’s historical interests are in presidential and national politics, as well as the interaction of ethnic, racial, gender and class forces from the colonial through the progressive eras. His current research interests include the current state and nature of patriotism and its place in terms of pluralism, nationalism and universalism in social media environment. How do Americans of all backgrounds communicate through such institutions as sports, national disasters, political and cultural debates and what implications have our interactions through debate, protest, activism and social discourse created in terms of our national character. Recent study and application includes Colin Kaepernick, the NFL, and the Black Lives Matter movement from Social Media and Social Network Analytics perspectives.