Takehiko Kariya

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Takehiko Kariya

Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society


I joined the University of Oxford in 2008. After completing my BA and MA degrees at the University of Tokyo, I studied at Northwestern University in the US, where I got my PhD in sociology in 1988. After going back to Japan, I 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 I taught the sociology of education for almost two decades until I came to Oxford.

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


My teaching at Oxford includes the Sociology of Japanese Society. I have 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.