Julia Tomassetti

Assistant Professor

Julia Tomassetti received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her doctorate in Sociology from UCLA, where she worked with Distinguished Professor Maurice Zeitlin. She has been a Research Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, an Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Fellow at the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY Buffalo, and a Jerome Hall Fellow at the Center for Law, Society, & Culture at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Dr. Tomassetti’s research centers on work law, contracts, economic sociology, and the political economy of contemporary capitalism. At present she focuses on legal and political disputes over the identity of work arrangements. Her recent work examines the relationship between employment and the modern business enterprise, and how information technologies shape legal and cultural understandings of labor and corporate legitimacy. Before entering the academy, Dr. Tomassetti practiced campaign finance and employment law in New York City for several years.