Dr. TOMASSETTI Julia Louise

BA (University of Colorado, Boulder)
JD (Harvard Law School)
PhD, Sociology (UCLA)


Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Julia Tomassetti is an Assistant Professor at the City University of Hong Kong School of Law. She earned a JD from Harvard and a PhD in Sociology from UCLA, where she worked under the mentorship of Distinguished Professor Maurice Zeitlin. She has been a fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY Buffalo, and Center for Law, Society, & Culture at the Maurer School of Law. Dr. Tomassetti’s research centers on work law, economic sociology, and the political economy of contemporary capitalism. At present, she focuses on disputes that implicate the legal identity of work relationships. Her recent work examines the relationship between employment and the modern business enterprise, and how information technologies shape legal understandings of labor and corporate legitimacy. Before entering the academy, Dr. Tomassetti practiced campaign finance and employment law in New York City.  

Research Interests/Areas

  • Labour and employment Law
  • Contract law
  • Political economy
  • Economic sociology