Research and Staff

The ZfL’s interdisciplinary projects have brought together a team of around 30 researchers with a range of backgrounds. Here literary scholars working in various traditions (comparative literature, German, Romance, Slavic) collaborate with cultural theorists, art historians, and media theorists, as well as scholars from religious studies, Jewish studies, philosophy, history, and biology. We also benefit greatly from the support of our library, administration, and technology staff.

Research

Literary scholar, ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Living Houses. Literary ›Biotectures‹ of the 20th and 21st Centuries

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Literary scholar, research associate with the project Literature in Georgia. Between Small Literature and World Literature

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Germanist, head of the program area Knowledge of Life

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project The Science of Character. Human Objecthood and the Ends of Victorian Realism

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Romanist, research associate in the project Neighbourhood in Contemporary Berlin Literature

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Director of the ZfL
Executive board member of the Centers for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Berlin, Professor for European Culture and the History of Knowledge at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt University of Berlin

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Literary scholar, research associate with the project Style and Kitsch around 1900

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Associate director of the ZfL, head of the program area History of Theory

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Philosopher/literary scholar, head of the project Neighbourhood in Contemporary Berlin Literature

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Slavist, doctoral researcher in the collaborative project The Short Life of Soviet Yiddish Literature

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Linguist and cultural critic, Knowledge transfer and Communications, managing editor of the ZfL BLOG, and ombudsperson of the ZfL

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Literary scholar/slavist, Dilthey Fellow with the project Synergy. A History of Knowledge

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Cultural and literary scholar, ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Symbiotic Worldview. Theories and Practices of Coexistence in the Anthropocene

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Senior fellow at the ZfL with the project Redemption Through Return

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Slavist/historian, head of the program area World Literature

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Germanist/comparatist, research associate with the project “Formation is Life”. Organicism and Aesthetic Modernism

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Comparatist/psychologist, ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Psychologism. Forms and Functions of a Suspicion in Literary Studies

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Slavist, Senior fellow at the ZfL with the project Varlam Shalamov - Biography and Poetics and editor of the Varlam Shalamov Edition

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Associate director of the ZfL, head of the program area Knowledge of Life

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Religious studies and Jewish studies scholar, head of the project Aby Warburg and cultures of religion

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DAAD research fellow at the ZfL with the project Be Thy Knowledge! On the Representation Crisis of Nature

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Comparatist, head of the program area World Literature and of the project Walter Benjamin’s Journalistic Networks, Professor for the Study of Culture and Religion at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt University of Berlin

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Former director of the ZfL
Professor emerita at the Technical University of Berlin

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Literary and media scholar, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project Sound Writing. Experimental Modernism and the Poetics of Articulation

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Library and Staff

Student assistant to the Knowledge transfer and Communications Department

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Student assistant to the ZfL Library

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Student assistant to the ZfL Library

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Student assistant to the former director of the ZfL

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Publications and Scientific Editing, Equal Opportunities Commissioner

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Student assistant to the program area Knowledge of Life

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Student assistant in the working area »Website content editing and data management«

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Student assistant to the program area Knowledge of Life

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Student assistant to the Direction

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ZfL Library staff member

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Website content editor and data management

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ZfL Library staff member

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Student assistant to the project Neighbourhood in Contemporary Berlin Literature

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Student assistant to the program area World Literature

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Head of the ZfL Library, Deputy Equal Opportunities Commissioner, and ombudsperson of the ZfL

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Student assistant to the working area “Publications and Scientific Editing”, Student representative

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Student assistant to the program area World Literature

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Student assistant to the ZfL Library

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Office management and Secretary to the director

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System administrator

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Student assistant to the Knowledge transfer and Communications Department

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Student assistant to the ZfL Library

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Student assistant to the program area History of Theory, Student representative

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Student assistant to the program area World Literature

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Former colleagues

Johanna Abel, hispanist, 2016–2019 research associate for the project Iconic Presence. The Evidence of Images in Religions

Tim Albrecht, germanist/comparatist, 2015–2016 research associate for the project Figurations of the Barbaric in the 18th Century. A Genealogy of the Concept of Culture in International Law, the Philosophy of History, and Literature

Yael Almog, literary scholar, 2014–2016 research associate for the project Cultures of Text and Religion

Susan Arndt, anglicist/africanist, 2003–2006 research associate for the project Afrika Europa. Transporte, Übersetzungen, Migrationen des Literarischen

Janis Augsburger, cultural theorist, 2006–2010 research associate for the project Topographie pluraler Kulturen Europas in Rücksicht auf die ‘Verschiebung Europas nach Osten’

Jana August, art/image historian, 2014–2017 research associate for the project Practices of Knowledge. Images in the History of Experimental and Applied Life Sciences, 2011–2013 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project “A Torpedo Moving through Time”. Diagrammpraktik und Sammlungspolitik des Museum of Modern Art New York

Nadav Avruch, literary scholar, 2016–2017 Minerva Stiftung research fellow at the ZfL with the project Thinking (the) Underground

Hannes Bajohr, philosopher/literary scholar, 2017–2019 research associate with the project Negative Anthropology. History and Potential of a Discursive Formation

Karlheinz Barck, romance philologist, until 2012 research associate at the ZfL, 2008–2012 academic advisor to the project The Theory and Concept of an Interdisciplinary Conceptual History, 2001–2005 head of the project LEONARDO-Effekte. Exemplarische Konstellationen aus der Trennungsgeschichte von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften: 1800 – 1900 – 2000, 1992–2005 head of the project Ästhetische Grundbegriffe

Johannes Becker, germanist/americanist, 2014–2017 doctoral researcher for the project Security and the Future. A Cultural Studies Approach

Rainer Becker, philosopher, 2009–2010 research associate for the project Übertragungswissen – Wissensübertragungen. Zur Geschichte und Aktualität des Transfers zwischen Lebens- und Geisteswissenschaften (1930/1970/2010)

Gunhild Berg, literary scholar, 2007–2008 research associate for the project Figuren des Wissens. Begriffsgeschichte nach dem cultural turn

Esma Berikishvili, 2016–2018 doctoral researcher for the project Batumi, Odessa, Trabzon. The Cultural Semantics of the Black Sea from the Perspective of Eastern Port Cities (in Tbilisi)

Sabine Berthold, germanist, 2005–2007 research associate for the project Figurations of the Martyr in Near Eastern and European Literature

Siarhei Biareishyk, literary scholar, 2017–2019 research associate for the project Forms and Functions of Relations to the World

Christine Blättler, philosopher, 2006 head of the project Series: Investigating an epistemic pattern, 1992–2005 research associate for the project Ästhetische Grundbegriffe

Petra Boden, germanist, 2006–2007 research associate for the project Popularisierung literaturgeschichtlichen Wissens 1850–1930, 2001–2005 research associate for the project Zum Wissenschaftsverständnis der Literaturwissenschaften in Deutschland in ihrem Bezug zu natur-, sozial-, technik-, und kulturwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen 1890–2000, 1996–2001 research associate for the project “Geschichte der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft seit 1945 – Geschichte des Literaturbegriffs”

Cornelius Borck, historian of medicine and science, 2012–2016 external head in the research network Cultures of Madness (Uni Lübeck)

Insa Braun, literary scholar, 2016–2019 doctoral researcher, Elsa-Neumann Fellow of the State of Berlin with the project Speaking/Speeches About

Kai Bremer, germanist, 2005–2007 research associate for the project (Dis-)Figuration der Schrift. Bibelphilologie und Literaturwissenschaft

Charlotte Bretschneider, philosopher, 2017–2019 research associate for the project Life Lessons and the Art of Life. Translating Life into Philosophy and the Arts

Benjamin Bühler, literary scholar, Heisenberg fellow, 2014–2017 head of the project Security and the Future. A Cultural Studies Approach, 2010–2013 head of the project Prognostics and Literature

Oksana Bulgakowa, film scholar, 2005–2007 research associate for the project Der Umbau hinter der Restauration. Eine Medienarchäologie der Nachkriegszeit

Stefanie Burkhardt, religious studies scholar/germanist, 2014–2016 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Narrating Religion. A Meta-Theoretical Reinterpretation of Mircea Eliade’s Religious Studies and Literary Complete Works

Francesco Campana, 2017–2018 DAAD research fellow at the ZfL with the project Paradigms of the Arts in 19th-century German Aesthetics

Jonathon Catlin, 2019–2020 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History & Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM), Princeton University and Research Award, German-American Fulbright Commission with the project Catastrophe in Twentieth-Century European Thought. A Critical Conceptual History

Felix Christen, germanist, 2015–2016 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project Incomprehensibility. Investigating Obscuritas in Ancient Rhetoric and Modern Literature and Philosophy (1870–1970)

Maria Teresa Costa, philosopher/cultural theorist, 2011 research associate

Seumas Coutts, 2007–2008 research associate for the project “Expressions: Darwin and the arts”

Sebastian Cwiklinski, turkologist/historian, 2014–2016 research associate for the project Cultural Semantics of the Black Sea Region

Matthias Däumer, theatre scholar, 2012–2013 research associate for the project Testimony/Bearing Witness. A Controversial Concept. An Examination of the Interchange between the Systematic and Cultural Research Perspectives

Sasha Dehghani, islamic/religious studies scholar, 2005–2012 research associate for the project Figurations of the Martyr in Near Eastern and European Literature

David I. Delano, 2017–2018 Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Fellow at the ZfL with the project The Animal Between Crisis and Catastrophe. Extremities of German Thought (1918–1949)

Peter Deuflhard, mathematician, 2013–2017 external head of the project Epistemic Reverse Side of Instrumental Images (Konrad-Zuse-Institut and FU Berlin)

Bernhard Dotzler, media theorist, 20002004 academic director

Stephanie Eichberg, historian of medicine and science, 2015–2018 research associate for the project Neuro-Psychoanalysis and Pain. Neuroscience between the Natural and Cultural Sciences

Rosa Eidelpes, 2011–2013 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Entgrenzung der Mimesis. Ethnologie und Primitivismus im Collège de Sociologie und in den Ästhetiken und Poetiken von Georges Bataille, Roger Caillois und Michel Leiris

Patrick Eiden-Offe, germanist, 2017–2019 head of the project The Formation of Theory and the Critique of ‘Wissenschaft’ in the Early Twentieth Century

Stefanie Ertz, philosopher, 2008–2010 research associate for the project Sacramental Representation

Andrea Erwig, literary scholar, 2017–2019 research associate for the project The Formation of Theory and the Critique of ‘Wissenschaft’ in the Early Twentieth Century

Bertolt Fessen, philosopher, 1997–2006 research associate for the project Ästhetische Grundbegriffe. Historisches Wörterbuch in sieben Bänden

Justus Fetscher, literary scholar/comparatist, 2005–2008 research associate for the project Der Umbau hinter der Restauration. Eine Medienarchäologie der Nachkriegszeit, 2003–2005 research associate for the project Archäologie der Moderne. Eine neue Sinneskultur im frühen 20. Jahrhundert, 1995 and 1999 research associate at the research area “Literature Studies”

Annalisa Fischer, comparatist, 2019 research associate with the project The afterlife of the muse. Balzac, Henry James, Fontane

Clara Fischer, germanist, 2017–2019 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Epic Poetry as Field of Experimentation (1918–1933), 2015–2017 student assistant to the direction

Frauke Fitzner, 2011–2013 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Der hörende Mensch in der Moderne. Medialisierung und Anthropologisierung in Konzeptionen von Musik um 1900

Sabine Flach, art scholar, 2008–2010 head of the project Emotion and Motion, 2001–2005 head of the project Wissenskünste. Die Kunst zu wissen und das Wissen der Kunst

Hilmar Frank, art scholar, 2001–2005 research associate for the project Interdiskursive Revisionen des ästhetischen Wissens im Licht des Verhältnisses von Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften: Fokus 19. Jahrhundert, 1998–2001 head of the project “Aussichten ins Unermeßliche. Perspektivität und ästhetische Idee bei Caspar David Friedrich und Jean Paul”

Thomas Frank, mediaevalist, 2000–2005 research associate for the project Poetologie der Körperschaften

Michael Franz, philosopher/semiotician, 2000–2003 head of the project Antike-Rezeption im letzten Drittel des 20. Jahrhunderts. Literarische Modelle, archäologische Dimensionen, kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven, 1998–2000 head of the project “Semiotik der Künste”, 1996–1998 head of the project “Semiotisches Jahrhundert. Ansätze zu einer vergleichenden Zeichentheorie der Künste des 18. Jahrhunderts”

Luciano Gatti, philosopher, 2016–2019 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project Samuel Beckett's Television Plays. Means of Production, Literary Genres, Critical Theory

Maren Gehl, 2002–2005 research associate for the project Ästhetische Grundbegriffe

Jakob Gehlen, germanist/latinist, 2017–2019 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project World in Weimar. Goethe's »Römische Elegien« and the Augustan Poetry

Giorgi Ghvinjilia, 2016–2018 doctoral researcher for the project Batumi, Odessa, Trabzon. The Cultural Semantics of the Black Sea from the Perspective of Eastern Port Cities (in Tbilisi)

Idan Gillo, Literary scholar, 2019–2020 Minerva Stiftung fellow at the ZfL with the project The German-Jewish Paul

Eckart Goebel, literary scholar, 2003–2005 research associate for the project Charis und Charisma. Zur Idolatrie des ‘puer aeternus’, einem leitenden Motiv in der Literatur der zwanziger und dreißiger Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts, 2000–2002 research associate for the project Der engagierte Solitär. Untersuchungen zur Theorie und Existenz des autonomen Schriftstellers und der für ihn entworfenen literarischen Ästhetik

Novina Göhlsdorf, cultural theorist, 2019 doctoral researcher with the project ›Total Strangers‹? The Figure of the Autistic in Science and Literature, 2014–2015 research associate for the research collaborative Cultures of Madness. Liminal Phenomena of the Urban Modern Era (1870–1930)

Sophia Gräfe, cultural and media scholar, 2018–2019 doctoral researcher with the project Behavioral Knowledge. Scenes of writing and observing behaviour at the Zoological Institute of the Humboldt University in Berlin (1948–1968)

Lutz Greisiger, religious studies scholar, 2017–2019 research associate for the project Forms and Functions of Relations to the World

Birgit Griesecke, japanologist/philosopher, 2014–2016 research associate for the project Bioethics. A Cultural Theory Approach, 2011–2015 research associate for the project Skull Base Knowledge. Cultural Implications of Cranial Plastic Surgery, 2009–2013 research associate for the project Transfer-Knowledge – Knowledge-Transfer. On the History and Contemporary Relevance of Transfers between the Life Sciences and Humanities (1930/1970/2010)

Marie Guthmüller, romance philologist, 2001–2003 research associate for the project Interdiskursive Revisionen des ästhetischen Wissens im Licht des Verhältnisses von Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften: Fokus 19. Jahrhundert

Ernst-Johannes Haberl, neurosurgeon, 2011–2014 external head of the project Skull Base Knowledge. Cultural Implications of Cranial Plastic Surgery (Charité Berlin)

Christian Haß, latinist, 2019 research associate with the project Genealogies of philological figures of thought. Divination and organological comprehension of texts

Alexandra Heimes, literary scholar, 2018–2019 research asscociate with the project Interferences of Technicity, Theory and Literary Forms since the 1950s

Ulrike Heinrich, 2000–2004 research associate, 2002 research associate in the research area I: “Schauplätze und Figuren einer europäischen Kulturgeschichte”, 2000 research associate for the projects Europa. Aufschreibesysteme aus Codes, Medien und Künsten und Poetologie der Körperschaften

Gal Hertz, 2015–2018 Minerva Stiftung fellow with the project Hebrew Literature as Modern Literature. Jewish Writers as Critics of Enlightenment

Marion Herz, comparatist/cultural theorist, 2010–2013 research associate for the project Transfer-Knowledge – Knowledge-Transfer. On the History and Contemporary Relevance of Transfers between the Life Sciences and Humanities (1930/1970/2010)

Michael Heß, turkologist, 2005–2008 research associate for the project Figurations of the Martyr in Near Eastern and European Literature

Volker Hess, 2011–2012 external head of the project Skull Base Knowledge. Cultural Implications of Cranial Plastic Surgery (Charité Berlin)

Patrick Hohlweck, germanist, 2017–2019 research associate for the project Life Lessons and the Art of Life. Translating Life into Philosophy and the Arts

Gerhard Hommer, literary scholar, 2019 research associate for the project The Formation of Theory and the Critique of 'Wissenschaft' in the Early Twentieth Century

Silvia Horsch, arabist/germanist, 2005–2008 research associate for the project Figurations of the Martyr in Near Eastern and European Literature

Almut Hüfler, germanist, 2009–2011 research associate for the project Susan Taubes Edition

Stefan Ihrig, historian, 2011–2012 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Atatürk's New Turkey

Anar Imanov, slavist, 2010–2012 research associate for the project Synergy. A History of Knowledge

Miranda Jakiša, slavist, 2006–2010 research associate for the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’

Emzar Jgerenaia, 2012–2015 research associate for the cooperation project The Cultural Semantics of Georgia between the Caucasus and the Black Sea (in Tbilisi)

Japhet Johnstone, germanist, 2014–2016 academic editor

Elene Kekelia, 2012–2015 research associate for the cooperation project The Cultural Semantics of Georgia between the Caucasus and the Black Sea (in Tbilisi)

Andreas Keller, germanist, 2014–2016 research associate for the project Translations in the Transfer of Knowledge

Tom Kellner, 2019 research associate with the project Contemporary Israeli Prose in German: National Literature or World Literature?

Martina Kempter, germanist, 1996–2005  research associate for the project Ästhetische Grundbegriffe

Hildegard Kernmayer, literary scholar/cultural theorist, 2008–2010 Marie-Curie fellow with the project Literatur und Wahrnehmung. Zur ästhetischen Phänomenologie der Moderne

Sandrina Khaled-Lustig, media theorist, 2000–2002 research associate for the project EUROPA. Aufschreibesysteme aus Codes, Medien und Künsten (15.–18.Jh.)

Esther Kilchmann, germanist, 2007–2010 research associate for the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’

Christine Kirchhoff, psychologist, 2008–2010 research associate for the project Freud and the Sciences. circa 1900 and circa 2000

Wolfgang Stephan Kissel, slavist, 1997–2001 head of the project Russische Erinnerungsliteratur und die Zivilisationsbrüche des 20. Jahrhunderts

Friedrich Kittler †, media theorist, 2000–2001 head of the project Europa. Aufschreibesysteme aus Codes, Medien und Künsten (15.–18. Jh.)

Tobias Robert Klein, musicologist/africanist, 2012–2013 research associate with the project Alternative Moderne. “Afrika” in der Kompositionskultur des 20. Jahrhunderts, 2008–2010 research associate for the project Expressive Gestures between Evolutionary Theory and Cultural History

Wolfgang Klein, romance philologist, 1996–1998 head of the project Interdiskursive Revisionen des ästhetischen Wissens im Licht des Verhältnisses von Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften: Fokus 19. Jahrhundert

Dieter Kliche, literary scholar, 2003–2005 head of the project Lichtenbergsche Figuren. Physik und Ästhetik, 1992–2005 research associate for the project Ästhetische Grundbegriffe

Sophia Könemann, germanist/philosopher, 2012–2016 research associate for the project “Dokumente des Wahns. Fabulieren und Querulieren in Literatur und Psychiatrie” in the research network Cultures of Madness

Kader Konuk, literary scholar, 20062009 external head of the sub-project “Istanbul. Vom osmanischen Imperium zur türkischen Nation. Probleme der Europäisierung und Modernisierung” in the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’

Herbert Kopp-Oberstebrink, historian of philosophy/literary scholar, 2014–2018 research associate for the project Jacob Taubes in Context. Philosophy of Religion in Germany after 1945, 2008–2013 research associate for the project Correspondence of Jacob Taubes

Uta Kornmeier, Art historian, 2016–2020 head of the project Intimate Images. The History of Radiography in the History of Art, 2011–2015 academic coordination of the project Skull Base Knowledge. Cultural Implications of Cranial Plastic Surgery and head of the subproject Visualizations: Cranial Images in Art, Medicine and Statistics, 2008–2011 Research assistant to the direction

Mona Körte, germanist/comparatist, 2015–2018 head of the research area World Literature, 2015–2018 head of the project The Faces of Hell: Torsion and Disfiguration in Dante’s “Divina Commedia” and Selected Pictorial Genres, 2011–2013 research associate for the project The Face as Artifact in art and science

Albrecht Koschorke, germanist, 2000–2006 external head of the project Poetologie der Körperschaften

Sybille Krämer, philosopher, 2012–2016 external head of the project Testimony/Bearing Witness. A Controversial Concept. An Examination of the Interchange between the Systematic and Cultural Research Perspectives (FU Berlin)

Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff, germanist/comparatist, 20102014 research assistant to the direction

Maria Kuberg, literary scholar, 2018–2019 research associate with the project Unity and Multiplicity. Epic Poetics in Late Humanism and Early Enlightenment, 2015–2018 doctoral fellow with the project The Chorus in Contemporary Plays

Julia Kursell, musicologist/slavist/literary scholar, 2001–2002 research associate for the project Russische Erinnerungsliteratur und die Zivilisationsbrüche des 20. Jahrhunderts

Christine Kutschbach, americanist, 2011–2016 at ZfL, last worked as research assistant to the Direction

Konstantine Ladaria, 2012–2015 doctoral researcher for the project The Cultural Semantics of Georgia between the Caucasus and the Black Sea (in Tbilisi)

Perdita Ladwig, cultural theorist, 2008–2010 research associate for the project Aby Warburg: Volume of Works

Joel B. Lande, 2019–2020 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project Vagabond Wisdom. Goethe in the Face of the French Revolution

Eberhard Lämmert, germanist/literary scholar, founding director, until 1999 director of the ZfL

Günter H. Lenz †, americanist, 2001–2005 head of the project Die ‘anderen Modernen’ New Yorks. Stadträume als Kontaktzonen kultureller Übersetzung

Noa Levin, Oct. 2018–July 2019 fellow of the Academic Scholarship Foundation of The Berlin House of Representatives with the project Benjamin’s Conception of Montage and Politics of the Image as Non-Systematic Critical Method

Kevin Liggieri, 2017–2018 Carlo Barck Prize Fellow with the project Technology and Anthropology. Engineering and Humanities in dialogue

Cláudia Linhares Sanz, communication scholar/journalist/fotographer (Universidade de Brasilia), 2017–2018 research fellow at the ZfL with the project The idea of future and the contemporary education

Dorothea Löbbermann, americanist, 2001–2003 research associate for the project Die ‘anderen Modernen’ New Yorks. Stadträume als Kontaktzonen kultureller Übersetzung

Christian Luckscheiter, 2008–2010 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Ortsschriften Peter Handkes, worked before as student assistant

Susanne Lüdemann, literary scholar, 2000–2006 research associate for the project Poetologie der Körperschaften

Vanessa Lux, psychologist, 2013–2015 research associate for the project Neuro-Psychoanalysis and Pain. Neurosciences between Natural Science and Cultural Studies, 2011–2013 research associate for the project Cultural Factors of Inheritance

Francisco De Ambrosis Pinheiro Machado, 2019 fellow of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) with the project Childhood and the Interaction between Mankind and Nature in Walter Benjamin

Thomas Macho, philosopher/cultural theorist, 2008–2017 conceptual advisor to the ZfL

Karl Heinz Magister, americanist, 2001–2005 research associate for the project Die ‘anderen Modernen’ New Yorks. Stadträume als Kontaktzonen kultureller Übersetzung, 1996–2001 research associate for the project “Grenzüberschreitungen der Moderne. Intermediale Erscheinungsformen der Literatur in den Kontaktzonen des kulturellen Transfers zwischen Nord- und Südamerika”

Sonja Mählmann, cultural theorist, 2012–2016 research associate for the project “Dokumente des Wahns. Fabulieren und Querulieren in Literatur und Psychiatrie” in the research network Cultures of Madness

Giorgi Maisuradze, 2013 research associate for the project Das europäische Subjekt. Vergleichende Untersuchungen zum Kulturheros, 20112013 research associate for the project The European Subject and the ‘Homo sovieticus’, 20082010 research associate for the project Aporias of Forced Modernization. Representations of the National in the Soviet Empire

Stefan Manns, germanist, 2009–2010 research associate for the project Sacramental Representation

Hannah Markus, germanist, 2017–2019 head of the project Poetics – Marketing – Formal Concession? The Reception of Peritexts in Canonical Works, 2014–2016 research associate for the project Poetics and Jewish Philosophy. Gershom Scholem Edition

Romy Marschall, 2008–2011 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Ausdruckstheoretische Ansätze bei Aby Warburg und Franz Dornseiff im wissenschaftshistorischen Kontext um 1900, worked before as student assistant

Magdalena Marszałek, slavist, 2006–2009 external head of the sub-project “Vilnius/Litauen: Überdeterminierter Raum zwischen Besatzung und nationalem Gedächtnis” in the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’

Ethel Matala de Mazza, germanist, 2000–2002 research associate for the project Poetologie der Körperschaften

Matthias Meindl, 2008–2011 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Politische Narrative und Inszenierungen in der russischen Gegenwartsliteratur

Sigrun Meinig, literary scholar, 2011 research associate for the project Skull Base Knowledge. Cultural Implications of Cranial Plastic Surgery

Ivonne Meybohm, historian, 2016–2019 research assistant to the direction

Natalie Moser, literary scholar, 2015–2016 research associate with the project Endless Narration? On German Literature and Literary Studies After 1945

Sandra Mühlenberend, art scholar, 2001–2005 research associate for the projects WissensKünste. Die Kunst zu wissen und das Wissen der Kunst and Leonardo-Effekte - Trennungsgeschichte von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften

Dorit Müller, germanist, 2006–2007 research associate for the project Populäres Wissen im Medienwandel: Verbreitung naturwissenschaftlichen Wissens im nichtfiktionalen Film 1920–1950, 2001–2005 research associate for the project Zum Wissenschaftsverständnis der Literaturwissenschaften in Deutschland in ihrem Bezug zu natur-, sozial-, technik-, und kulturwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen 1890–2000

Inge Münz-Koenen, media theorist, 1996–2007 research associate, 2005–2007 head of the project Der Umbau hinter der Restauration. Eine Medienarchäologie der Nachkriegszeit, 2001–2005 head of project Archäologie der Moderne. Eine neue Sinneskultur im frühen 20. Jahrhundert, 1996–2001 research associate for the project “Geschichte der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft seit 1945 – Geschichte des Literaturbegriffs”

Luka Nakhutsrishvili, literary scholar, 2015–2017 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project The Dissonant Gesamtkunstwerk. Wagner Productions between Artistic Craft and Aesthetic Ideology

Waltraud Naumann-Beyer, philosopher, 2001–2005 head of the project Interdiskursive Revisionen des ästhetischen Wissens im Licht des Verhältnisses von Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften: Fokus 19. Jahrhundert, 1992–2005 research associate for the project Ästhetische Grundbegriffe

Angelika Neuwirth, 2005–2015 external head of the project Figurations of the Martyr in Near Eastern and European Literature

Maryam Palizban, theatre scholar, 2012–2015 doctoral researcher for the project Figurations of the Martyr in Near Eastern and European Literature

Lukas Pallitsch, 2014–2016 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Jeremiah – Prophet of Doom. Memory Traces in the Works of Stefan Zweig and Franz Werfel

Thorsten Palzhoff, literary scholar, 2004–2007 research associate for the project Correspondence of Jacob Taubes

Christina Pareigis, literary scholar, 2014–2018 head of the project Susan Taubes Biography, 2008–2014 research associate for the project Susan Taubes Edition, 2006 organization of the festival NOW - Das Jetzt der Erkennbarkeit. Orte Walter Benjamins in Kultur, Kunst und Wissenschaft, 2003–2004 und 2006–2007 research assistant for the “Susan Taubes archive” at the ZfL

Christoph Paret, philosopher, 2019 research associate with the project Hans Blumenberg's Variations on the End of Theory

Ohad Parnes, biologist, 2007–2010 research associate for the project Generations and Inheritance – Towards an Interpretive Framework for Socio-cultural Change, 2001–2005 research associate for the project Das Konzept der Generation: Zur narrativen, zeitlichen und biologischen Konstruktion von Genealogie

Andreas Pflitsch, arabist, 2006–2010 research associate for the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’

Ulrich Plass, literary scholar, 2015–2016 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project Representing Time in Capitalist Realism in Contemporary German and English Literature

Erik Porath, media theorist, 2008–2010 research associate for the project Expressive Gestures between Evolutionary Theory and Cultural History, 20012005 research associate for the project Leonardo-Effekte – Trennungsgeschichte von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften

Sarah Pourciau, literary scholar,, 2018–2019 research associate with the project The Broken Medium. An Austrian Modernist Theory of the Event

Sandra Pravica, philosopher, 2014–2016 research associate for the project Security and the Future. A Cultural Studies Approach

Helen Przibilla, judaist, 2006–2009 research associate for the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’, 2005–2008 research associate for the project Martyrs by Religious-Cultural Comparison

Denise Reimann, cultural theorist, 2014–2016 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Borderline encounters with voice. A study of the pre-history of bioacoustics at the cutting edge of science, media technology and literature around 1800 and 1900

Stefan Reinsch, 2011–2012 research associate for the project Skull Base Knowledge. Cultural Implications of Cranial Plastic Surgery (Charité Berlin)

Anne-Kathrin Reulecke, 2010–2012 head of the project Blindness as a Figure of Knowledge in Literature and Film

Jörg Thomas Richter, americanist, 2014 head of the project The Shifting Borders of Biology, 2011–2013 research associate for the project Cultural Factors of Inheritance, 2007–2010 research associate for the project Generations and Inheritance – Towards an Interpretive Framework for Socio-cultural Change

Utz Riese, americanist, 1996–2001 head of the project “Grenzüberschreitungen der Moderne. Intermediale Erscheinungsformen der Literatur in den Kontaktzonen des kulturellen Transfers zwischen Nord- und Südamerika”

Elisa Ronzheimer, Doktorandin, 2016–2018 fellow of the MacMillan Center and the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the ZfL with the project Poetic Rhythm around 1800

Nina Samuel, historian of art, 2013–2017 research associate for the project The Epistemic Reverse Side of Instrumental Images

Sylvia Sasse, slavist, 2006–2009 external head of the sub-project “Die Mitte liegt im Osten” in the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’, 2005–2008 research associate for the project Intensität. Wirkungskonzepte in religiösen und ästhetischen Diskursen der Moderne, 2001–2005 research associate for the project Russische Erinnerungsliteratur und die Zivilisationsbrüche des 20. Jahrhunderts

Caroline Sauter, literary scholar, 2014–2016 research associate for the project Cultures of Text and Religion

Armin Schäfer, literary scholar, 2009–2016 external head in the research network Cultures of Madness

Gerhard Scharbert, cultural theorist, 2008–2010 research associate for the project Freud and the Sciences. circa 1900 and circa 2000

Mareike Schildmann, germanist, 2018–2019 research associate for the project Life Lessons and the Art of Life. Translating Life into Philosophy and the Arts

Dieter Schlenstedt, literary scholar, 1966–1991 research associate at the Zentralinstitut für Literaturgeschichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, i.a. research associate for the project Ästhetische Grundbegriffe

Heike Schlie, historian of art, 2012–2014 research associate for the project Testimony/Bearing Witness. A Controversial Concept. An Examination of the Interchange between the Systematic and Cultural Research Perspectives, 2008–2010 research associate for the project Sacramental Representation

Christoph Schmälzle, 2010–2011 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project The Laocoön group in the aesthetic theory of 1506–1905

Sibylle Schmidt, philosopher, 2012–2015 external research associate for the project Testimony/Bearing Witness. A Controversial Concept. An Examination of the Interchange between the Systematic and Cultural Research Perspectives (FU Berlin)

Christian Schön, 2010–2013 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Vom Verschwinden des Geldes. Zur kulturellen Semantik des Monetären in der Moderne und Gegenwart, worked before as student assistant

Lisa Schreiber, media/cultural theorist, 2013–2019 doctoral fellow with the project Coded Emotions. Landmarks of Affective Science from Photographic Record to Digitalization (1960 to today)

Alexander Schwieren, 2008–2010 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Gerontographien: Eine Begriffs- und Kulturgeschichte des Alterswerks, worked before as student assistant

Ross Gillum Shields, germanist/comparatist, 2018–2019 research associate for the project Forms and Functions of Relations to the World

Jan Söffner, romance philologist, 2008–2010 research associate for the project Emotion and Motion

Katrin Solhdju, cultural theorist, 2014–2015 research associate for the project Bioethics. A Cultural Theory Approach, 2012–2013 research associate for the project Hereditary Chorea. Test – Diagnostic – Prognostic, 2007–2010 research associate for the project Anästhesie und Literatur. Diskursive und literarische Zonen des Ausfalls in der Kognition, 1800–1900

Klaus Städtke, head of the project “Der auktoriale Diskurs in vergleichender Sicht”

Stephan Steiner, philosopher, 2013–2015 research associate for the project Synergy. A History of Knowledge, 2012–2013 research associate in the edition Correspondence of Jacob Taubes

Johannes Steizinger, philosopher, 2013–2014 Thyssen-Stiftung fellow at the ZfL with the project Discourses of Life. Paradigmatic Concepts around 1900 and its Significance for the Present, 2012–2013 research associate for the project Susan Taubes Edition

Robert Stockhammer, 2005–2007 head of the project Elemente zu einer kulturwissenschaftlichen Geschichte grammatischer Theorien, 2002–2005 head of the project Afrika Europa. Transporte, Übersetzungen, Migrationen des Literarischen

Gregor Streim, literary scholar, 2001–2002 research associate for the project Zum Wissenschaftsverständnis der Literaturwissenschaften in Deutschland in ihrem Bezug zu natur-, sozial-, technik- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen 1890–2000

Marianne Streisand, literary/theatre scholar, 20012003 research associate for the project Archäologie der Moderne. Ästhetische Entwürfe und künstlerische Praktiken im Kontext einer ‘neuen Sinneskultur’ im frühen 20. Jahrhundert

Simon Strick, americanist, 2012–2014 research associate for the project Skull Base Knowledge. Cultural Implications of Cranial Plastic Surgery

Elisabeth Strowick, literary scholar, 2006–2007 research associate for the project Anästhesie und Literatur. Diskursive und literarische Zonen des Ausfalls in der Kognition, 1800–1900

Vahé Tachjian, social scientist, 2006–2009 research associate for the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’

Pedro Heliodoro Tavares, 2016 FAPESP fellow with the project Translation, Knowledge, and Culture – On Freudian Psychoanalysis and Vilém Flusser’s Translation Theories

Eka Tchkoidze, historian, 2016–2018 research associate for the project Batumi, Odessa, Trabzon. The Cultural Semantics of the Black Sea from the Perspective of Eastern Port Cities (in Tbilisi)

Zoran Terzić, cultural theorist, 2008 research associate for the project Aporias of Forced Modernization. Representations of the National in the Soviet Empire

Li Anna Töppe, historian of art, 2011–2014 doctoral researcher for the project Skull Base Knowledge. Cultural Implications of Cranial Plastic Surgery

Ulrike Vedder, germanist, 2007–2010 research associate for the project Generations and Inheritance – Towards an Interpretive Framework for Socio-cultural Change, 2004–2007 research associate in the project Erbe, Erbschaft, Vererbung. Überlieferungskonzepte zwischen Natur und Kultur im historischen Wandel, personal assistant to the direction

Martin Vialon, germanist/art scholar, 2006–2008 head of the project Erich Auerbach. Edition und Monographie

Margarete Vöhringer, art historian and historian of science, 2014–2017 head of the project Practices of Knowledge. Images in the History of Experimental and Applied Life Sciences, 2013–2017 coordinator of the project The Epistemic Reverse Side of Instrumental Images, 2011–2013 head of the project The Eye in the Laboratory, 2011–2015 head of the research area “Visuelles Wissen”, 2005–2008 research associate for the project Reflex und Kognition. Zur Konfiguration der Neurosciences

Tile von Damm, political scientist, 2008–2010 academic referent at the ZfL

Hans-Christian von Hermann, theatre scholar, 2000–2002 research associate for the project EUROPA. Aufschreibesysteme aus Codes, Medien und Künsten

Mai Wegener, psychologist, 2001–2005 research associate for the project Leonardo-Effekte. Exemplarische Konstellationen der Trennungsgeschichte von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften: 1800 - 1900 - 2000

Judith Elisabeth Weiss, art historian/ethnologist, 2017–2020 head of the project Archetype and Transformation. Natural Models and the Paradox of Artistic Naturalness, 2014–2015 research assistant to the direction, 2011–2014 research associate for the project The Face as Artifact in Art and Science

Erica Weitzman, literary scholar, 2017–2018 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project At the Limit of the Obscene. Realism, Profanation, Aesthetics

Caroline Welsh, germanist, 2002–2005 research associate for the project Leonardo-Effekte. Exemplarische Konstellationen der Trennungsgeschichte von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften: 1800 - 1900 - 2000

Stefanie Wenner, philosopher, 2004–2005 assistant to the director

Lidia Westermann, literary scholar, 2010 doctoral fellow

Hannah Wiemer, 2014–2016 ZfL doctoral fellow with the project Camouflage. Reading Landscape in Theater, Art, and War 1914–1945

Markus Wilczek, germanist, 2016–2017 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project The Future of Sustainability

Cornelia Wild, 2006–2008 head of the project Anästhesie und Literatur. Diskursive und literarische Zonen des Ausfalls in der Kognition, 1800–1900

Stefan Willer, comparatist, 2010–2018 co-director of the ZfL, 2014–2017 head of the project Security and the Future. A Cultural Studies Approach, 2014–2016 head of the project Translations in the Transfer of Knowledge, 2010–2013 head of the project Prognostics and Literature, 2007–2010 research associate for the project Generations and Inheritance – Towards an Interpretive Framework for Socio-cultural Change, 2004–2007 research associate for the project Erbe, Erbschaft, Vererbung. Überlieferungskonzepte zwischen Natur und Kultur im historischen Wandel, 2001–2004 research associate for the project Das Konzept der Generation. Zur narrativen, zeitlichen und biologischen Konstruktion von Genealogie

Barbara Winckler, arabist, 2009–2010 research associate for the project Topography of the Plural Cultures of Europe, Regarding the ‘Shift of Europe to the East’

Karine Winkelvoss, germanist, 2015–2018 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at the ZfL with the project The Poetics of the Pathos Formula. At the Intersection of Cultural and Literary Studies

Uwe Wirth, germanist, 2005–2007 research manager and coordinator at the ZfL

Yvonne Wübben, 2006–2008 head of the project Reflex und Kognition. Zur Konfiguration der Neurosciences

Stefan Wünsch, historian, 2009–2013 doctoral fellow in the research network Cultures of Madness with the project The Sick Generation. Medicine and Prostitution in Early-20th-Century Berlin

Sandro Zanetti, literary scholar, 2005–2008 research associate for the project Intensität. Wirkungskonzepte in religiösen und ästhetischen Diskursen der Moderne, 2007 head of the project Erinnerungsarbeiten – Neueinsätze – Werkinszenierungen. Entwürfe und Fallstudien zu einer Theorie literarischer Spätwerke

Giga Zedania, philosopher, 2012–2015 external head of the project The Cultural Semantics of Georgia between the Caucasus and the Black Sea (in Tbilisi)