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Philomila Tsoukala

Professor of Law

B.Mus., Conservatory of Northern Greece; LL.B., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.A., University Pantheon Assas, Paris II; S.J.D., Harvard

Areas of Expertise:

Comparative and Foreign Law, Family Law

Philomila Tsoukala is a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. Her research interests focus on the position of family law in the political economy of western liberal...

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Philomila Tsoukala is a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. Her research interests focus on the position of family law in the political economy of western liberal states, with a special emphasis on the gendered character of family and market regulation. She teaches in the areas of family law, European Union law and legal theory.

She has written extensively about the recent European crisis from the perspective of family regulation and welfare law, warning about the permanent transformation of the European Union through crisis management. Her 2015 article Household Regulation and European Integration: The Family Portrait of a Crisis, 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 747-799,won the Yntema Prize from the American Society of Comparative Law. She is co-editor, along with Professors Areen and Spindelman, of a major Family Law casebook. Professor Tsoukala has also written about the use of family law in the construction of national identities, critically engaging with recent projects of family law harmonization in Europe. In the past, her work has emphasized the importance of engaging with economic analyses of gender in order to properly understand gendered phenomena in the family and the market.

Professor Tsoukala was previously a Visiting Associate Professor at GULC, a Visiting Assistant Professor (Emerging Scholars Program) at the University of Texas School of Law (Emerging Scholars Program), and a Byse Fellow at Harvard Law School. She has a SJD from Harvard Law School, a master's degree from Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, and a LLB from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.


Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 7th ed. forthcoming 2018).   
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters Concise 7th ed. forthcoming 2018).   

Books

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 6th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2015-2017).    [BOOK]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters Concise 6th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2015-2017).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Tanja Bender, Jeffery Atik, Federico Fabbrini & Stephen Utz, Panel 2, The EuroZone and the European Economic Crisis: 2016-2017 Symposium Transcript: A Continent Divided: Nationalism and the European Union (April 7, 2017), 32 Conn. J. Int'l L. 338-347 (2017).    [HEIN]
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All Scholarship 2007 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 7th ed. forthcoming 2018).   
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters Concise 7th ed. forthcoming 2018).   

Books

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 6th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2015-2017).    [BOOK]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters Concise 6th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2015-2017).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Tanja Bender, Jeffery Atik, Federico Fabbrini & Stephen Utz, Panel 2, The EuroZone and the European Economic Crisis: 2016-2017 Symposium Transcript: A Continent Divided: Nationalism and the European Union (April 7, 2017), 32 Conn. J. Int'l L. 338-347 (2017).    [HEIN]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Household Regulation and European Integration: The Family Portrait of a Crisis, 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 747-799 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Euro Zone Crisis Management and the New Social Europe, 20 Colum. J. Eur. L. 31-76 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Narratives of the European Crisis and the Future of (Social) Europe, 48 Texas Int'l L.J. 241-267 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Marrying Family Law to the Nation, 58 Am. J. Comp. L. 873-910 (2010).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Reading A Poem is Being Written: A Tribute to Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, 33 Harv. J.L. & Gender 339-347 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Gary Becker, Legal Feminism, and the Costs of Moralizing Care, 16 Colum. J. Gender & L. 357-428 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Gary Becker, Legal Feminism, and the Costs of Moralizing Care, in Libby S. Adler, Lisa A. Crooms, Judith G. Greenberg, Martha L. Minow & Dorothy E. Roberts, Women and the Law 749-753 (New York: Foundation Press 4th ed. 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Gender and the Law: Notes for a Conversation, in Gendering Transformations 327-337 (Yota Papageorgiou ed., Rethymnon, Greece: University of Crete 2007).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Same-Sex Marriage in Windsor and the Indignities of Dignity, JOTWELL, Apr. 28, 2014 (reviewing Noa Ben-Asher, Conferring Dignity: The Metamorphosis of the Legal Homosexual, 37 Harv. J.L. & Gender (forthcoming 2014)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Colonial and Postcolonial Constructions of Family Law, JOTWELL, May 24, 2013 (reviewing Sylvia Wairimu Kang'ara, Beyond Bed and Bread: Making the African State Through Marriage Law Reform—Constitutive and Transformative Influences of Anglo-American Legal Thought, 9 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 353 (2012)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
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In the News

"Inequality and Human Rights Seminar invites scholars to discuss Greek financial crisis," coverage in The Daily Texan, September 29, 2015, featuring Professors Philomila Tsoukala and Alvaro Santos.

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"Inequality and Human Rights Seminar invites scholars to discuss Greek financial crisis," coverage in The Daily Texan, September 29, 2015, featuring Professors Philomila Tsoukala and Alvaro Santos.

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