Harper B. Keenan recently earned a doctorate in Curriculum Studies & Teacher Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Leadership in Teacher Education at the Stanford University Teacher Education Program.

Harper's work examines the social curriculum of childhood. His primary goals as an academic are to help shape the teaching and learning of young children and their educators, and to shift public thinking about children and childhood. Harper believes in pedagogies that engage young students in meaningful and rigorous inquiry driven by social experience.

Broadly, Harper's research interests include anti-racist queer/trans pedagogies, history and social science education, curriculum studies, critical pedagogy, early childhood and elementary education, and teacher education.