Dr. Lea Wohl von Haselberg
Research focus on Jewish film history and audiovisual cultures of memory
Zwischen Erinnerungskultur und Antisemitismus. Werkstattgespräche über jüdische Filmschaffende in der Bundesrepublik, together with Julia Schumacher, Hamburg: Avinus Verlag (appears 2022).
Lea Wohl von Haselberg (b. 1984) is a film and media scholar who researches and writes on German-Jewish themes and memory culture. Her research is centered at the intersection of media studies and Jewish studies. Her research focuses on the representation of Jewish themes in German discourses, Jewish film history and (audiovisual) cultures of memory.
After studying theater, film, and media studies in Frankfurt am Main, she completed her PhD in Hamburg and Haifa with a thesis on Jewish feature film characters in West German film and television. From 2017 to 2021, she worked on a BMBF-funded research project dealing with the working biographies of Jewish filmmakers in the FRG at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Together with Johannes Praetorius-Rhein, she coordinates the DFG network German-Jewish Film History of the Federal Republic (2019-2023), has been leading the junior research group “Jewish Film – What is it?” funded by the Postdoc Network Brandenburg since 2020, and will be involved in leading the DFG project “Jewish Film Heritage” from 2022. She is an associate member of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, co-editor of the magazine Yalta. Positions on the Jewish Present and part of the program board of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandenburg (JFBB).