Harper Keenan is an educator, writer, and researcher. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. 

Harper's 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. His research examines how children are taught about the past and present social worlds. In particular, he considers the role of young children's formal learning experiences in (re)producing dominant social concepts.

More broadly, Harper's research interests include curriculum theory, critical pedagogy, history and social science education, elementary education, teacher education, and queer/trans pedagogies.