Harper B. 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 early formal learning experiences in (re)producing dominant social ideology about topics like nationalism, gender, race, and violence.
More broadly, Harper's research interests include curriculum theory, queer/trans pedagogies, history and social science education, critical pedagogy, elementary education, and teacher education.