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 of the Institute
Professor Rick Rylance - Dean of the School of Advanced Study
Professor Linda Newson - Pro-Dean of the School of Advanced Study/Director ILAS
Dr Richard Espley - Senate House Library

Appointed Members drawn from Universities or Similar Institutions within the UK
Professor Charles Burdett (Bristol) - Italian
Professor Sarah Cooper (King's College London) - Film Studies
Professor Jane Everson (Royal Holloway, London) - Italian/Fellows Representative
Professor Hilary Foottit (Reading) - French/Translation
Professor Marjorie Lorch (Birkbeck College, London) - Applied Linguistics and Communication
Professor Bernard McGuirk (Nottingham) - Spanish/Portuguese
Professor Margaret Littler (Manchester) - German
Dr Angus Nicholls (Queen Mary, University of London) - Comparative/German
Professor Julian Preece (Swansea) - German/UCML
Dr Claire Thomson (University College London) - Scandinavian
Professor Li Wei (University College London Institute of Education) - Linguistics

Appointed Members (Stakeholders)
Dr Julio Crespo MacLennan (Instituto Cervantes London)
Dr Susanne Frane (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany)
Ms Katalin-Tünde Huber (Austrian Cultural Forum)
Dr Ann Lewis (MHRA)
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 Tessa Morrison (PhD Candidate)