Takehiko Kariya

Takehiko Kariya

Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society


Professor Takehiko Kariya joined the University of Oxford in 2008. After completing his BA and MA degrees at the University of Tokyo, Takehiko studied at Northwestern University in the US, where he got his PhD in sociology in 1988. After going back to Japan, he worked at the National Institute of Multimedia Education from 1988 to 1991, and then moved to the Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, where he taught the sociology of education for almost two decades until he came to Oxford.

Research Areas: Education, Social Stratification and Social Mobility, Educational and Social Policies, Social Changes in Postwar Japan.


Takehiko's teaching at Oxford includes the Sociology of Japanese Society. He has supervised doctoral and masters students research on education, inequality, social organizations, and other social problems in Asian countries including Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey.