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.
Currently around 40 researchers work on the numerous interdisciplinary projects of the ZfL. These researchers are complemented by an additional staff, providing administrative and technological support. We also benefit greatly from the support of our library staff.