Casey is currently studying for an MAIS in Japan Studies through the Jackson School of International Studies. Prior to that, he received a B.A. in History from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. His previous research included examinations of race and religion during the Americanization process in Hawaii, and research into the effects of post World War II era Japanese labor history on the 2004 Nippon Professional Baseball Strike. His current research interests center around the representation of minority groups in Japanese media and popular culture in the 20th century. Casey is a recipient of the JSIS Top Scholar Fellowship and is the current Graduate Student Assistant for the Japan Studies department.