Julika Griem, born 1963, was Full Professor for English Literature at Darmstadt University of Technology (2005 – 2012) and at Goethe University Frankfurt (2012-2018). She completed her doctorate at the University of Freiburg and her habiliation at the University of Stuttgart.
Since 2016, she has been Vice President of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).
As of April 2018, she is Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI Essen). Her research interests are, among others, the analysis of the contemporary literary industry, its changing forms and rituals as well as the assessment of its methodologies; Science Policy; and the institutions and frameworks which enable literature and literary studies.