The Institute of Modern Languages Research is part of the School of Advanced Study, whose governance is detailed on its website. The Institute is advised by its Advisory Council, whose current membership is as follows:

Professor Janice Carruthers (Queen's University, Belfast) - AHRC Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages/French Linguistics

Ex officio Members
Professor Catherine Davies - Director, Institute of Modern Languages Research
Professor Rick Rylance - Dean, School of Advanced Study
Professor Linda Newson - Director, Institute of Latin American Studies
Dr Richard Espley - Senate House Library

Appointed Members drawn from Universities or Similar Institutions within the UK
Professor Tony Chafer (Portsmouth) - French/African Studies
Professor Hannah Diamond (Cardiff) - French
Professor Jane Everson (Royal Holloway, London) - Italian/Fellows Representative
Professor Margaret Littler (Manchester) - German
Professor Marjorie Lorch (Birkbeck College, London) - Applied Linguistics/Communication
Professor Julian Preece (Swansea) - German/UCML
Professor Claire Taylor (Liverpool) - Hispanic Studies
Dr Claire Thomson (University College London) - Scandinavian
Professor Galin Tihanov (Queen Mary, London) - Comparative/East European
Professor Li Wei (University College London Institute of Education) - Linguistics

Appointed Members (Stakeholders)
Ms Regina Duarte (Portuguese Embassy)
Dr Susanne Frane (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany)
Ms Katalin-Tünde Huber (Austrian Cultural Forum)
Professor Neil Kenny (British Academy)
Dr Ann Lewis (MHRA)
Mr Ignacio Peyró (Instituto Cervantes)
Dr Catherine Robert (Institut Français London)

Appointed Members (Libraries)
Ms Janet Zmroczek (British Library)

Appointed Members (Institute Staff)
Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex (German/CCWW)

Appointed Members (Institute Students)
Ms Stephanie Homer (PhD Candidate)