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.

Scholarship

Forthcoming Works - Books

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

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Philomila Tsoukala, Post-Crisis Economic and Social Policy: Some Thoughts on Structural Reforms 2.0., in EU Law in Populist Times: Crises and Prospects (Francesca Bignami ed., Cambridge University Press forthcoming).
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Books

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]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

Philomila Tsoukala, The Ties that Bind—and Cut, JOTWELL, Feb. 2, 2018 (reviewing Domenico Starnone, Ties (Jhumpa Lahiri trans., 2017)). [WWW] [HEIN]