Harper B. Keenan is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Leadership in Teacher Education at the Stanford University Teacher Education Program.
Harper earned a doctorate from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in January 2019. Next September, he will join the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. He will be the inaugural Robert Quartermain Professor of Gender & Sexuality Research in Education, as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy.
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 academic interests include anti-racist queer/trans pedagogies, history and social science education, curriculum studies, critical pedagogy, early childhood and elementary education, and teacher education.