Keegan is a dual-degree student in the Center for Latin American Studies and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He graduated with a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2011), where he studied Anthropology, International Studies, and Education. Prior to returning to academic study at the University of Arizona, Keegan worked in domestic and international education and public health, most recently as a certified K-12 educator in the Galveston Independent School District and as a community health educator at the University of Texas Medical Branch's Southeast Texas Poison Center.
Keegan has spent significant time in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Guatemala. His research interests revolve around migration and global family health, particularly through the lens of medical anthropology. Keegan is interested in syndemics; the political economy of health and wellness; diaspora, migration,and border health; food security and international nutrition; and the psycho-social health of adolescents.
Keegan is a current Paul D. Coverdell Fellow at the U of A, and recently received a Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellowship (2018) to study the Haitian Kreyol language at Florida International University, in preparation for his summer of 2019 thesis work in the Dominican Republic. Keegan's Thesis investigates the political economy of adolescent health in Dominico-Haitian and Haitian migrant populations involved in the informal tourism economy.