Harper B. Keenan recently earned his doctorate at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and 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. Specifically, he studies the role of schooling, curriculum, and pedagogy in shaping how power is organized and resources are distributed in society. 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 seeks to engage young students in authentic inquiry that is rigorous, complex, and grounded in social experience.
Harper's research interests include queer/trans pedagogies, history and social science education, transformative justice, critical and anti-oppressive pedagogies, early childhood and elementary education, and teacher education.