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Dr Julia Tomassetti

Law Lecturer
PhD, UCLA, United States


Dr. Julia Tomassetti is a legal scholar and sociologist with expertise in labour law, contracts, economic sociology, and political economy. She earned a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD in Sociology from UCLA. Before joining Swinburne, she was on the law faculty of the City University of Hong Kong and held fellowships at the Georgetown University Law Center, the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY Buffalo, and the Center for Law, Society, & Culture at the Maurer School of Law. Her current research explores information technologies and work, neoliberal legal reasoning, managerial prerogative, the relationship between employment and the modern business enterprise, the political economy of platforms, and domestic helpers in the criminal justice system. At Swinburne, she teaches Torts and Employment Law. Before entering the academy, Dr. Tomassetti practiced campaign finance and employment law in New York City.

Research interests

Sociology; Law

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Political Economy And Social Change - 440404
  • Labour Law - 480104
  • Contract Law - 480601

Teaching areas

Law;Torts;Contracts;Employment Law;Consumer Law;Legal Methods


  • 2016, International, Early Career Workshop Award, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
  • 2011, Other, Thought & Action Award, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Professional memberships

  • 2017 (current): Member, Labor Law Research Network, International
  • 2004 (current): Member, New York State Bar , United States


Also published as: Tomassetti, Julia; Tomassetti, J.; Tomassetti, J. L.; Tomassetti, Julia L.; Tomassetti, Julia Louise
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