The director of the ZfL is literary scholar Eva Geulen, Professor for European Culture and the History of Knowledge at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Daniel Weidner and Stefan Willer, both comparatists and Professors for Cultural Theory and History at the Humboldt University of Berlin, are associate directors at the ZfL.
Heads of the Research Areas
Three senior researchers and the directors head research areas I-III. Together they also work to develop future research strategies.