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Julia Grimm works since February 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis in the Institute for Environmental Studies. Julia is part of the ‘Action for Climate Transformation in Sweden’ research project – a collaboration between VU Amsterdam, Stockholm University and Linköping University. She has a background in management and organizational studies, economics and qualitative research methods. Her primary research interests include collective action, transnational private governance and organizational legitimacy.

Julia earned her PhD from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in February 2019. In her PhD, she explored how private governance institutions can emerge and under which conditions they are most effective. In this vein, she conducted an exhaustive process analysis of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles.

Since a few years, Julia is a visiting lecturer for Business Ethics at the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz and the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg.


Collective Action, Organizational Legitimacy, Transnational Private Governance, Human Rights, Qualitative Research Methods.


2019: PhD, Chair for Business Ethics and Management Accounting, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

2014: MA in Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Konstanz

2012: BA in Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany

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