Lea Wohl von Haselberg studied theatre, film, and media studies at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. She wrote her PhD thesis in Hamburg and Haifa on the depiction of Jewish film characters in (West) German cinema and television; it was published in 2016 and received the Joseph Carlebach Preis of Hamburg University. She is a media studies scholar at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and an associate member of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies. Presently, she is working on a research project on German-Jewish film history. She works in, and has published pieces on themes such as: Jewish filmmakers, anti-Semitism and film, memory culture and multidirectionality in (audiovisual) memory cultures. She is a member of the editorial board of the magazine Jalta Positionen zur jüdischen Gegenwart, which is published bi-annually. In 2017/18 she joined the theater company Futur II Konjunktiv for a project on Jewish refugees (displaced persons) after World War II, which was shown in Munich, Frankfurt and Mülheim an der Ruhr.
She is interested in interdisciplinary approaches and the exchange between scholarly, artistic and political activist spheres.