Born in Germany. Lilia grew up in Germany and Greece. She is Professor of Neo-Greek Studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Before that she was a university assistant at the Institute for Byzantine and Neo-Greek Studies at the University of Vienna (2012-2018). She is also head of the project “Forgery, Deception, Mystification in Modern Greek Literature”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research(BMBF) as part of “Small Subjects - Great Potentials”. As an author she published a variety of books.