B.Mus., Conservatory of Northern Greece; L.L.B., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.A., University of Pantheon Assas, Paris II; S.J.D., Harvard
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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.
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"Center for the Study of Europe Hosts Schmidt Book Launch," coverage in BU News, September 24, 2020, featuring Professor Philomila Tsoukala.
"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.