Sabine Köhler-Curry received her B.A. in German Studies and Art History from the University of Arizona. After working for world wide known cultural institutions such as Frankfurt Fair (Messe Frankfurt GmbH), the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, she decided to round up her practically cultural knowledge with an academic background. Her main research interests center around how visual communication relates to text, especially how gender and minorities are portrayed in textbooks used in second language acquisition and how students without background knowledge in the culture of the target language can perhaps obtain a cultural opinion that is far from being close to the truth. She is also interested in the suppressed and looked upon shameful cultural heritage of Germans. For example, the encounters Germans made with the Other in the former African colonies, the so called Deutsche Schutzgebiete from 1871 to 1918. Aspects in the birth of new artistic expressions, combine traditional African with traditional German vernaculars, all accompanied with the transcultural aspects African American soldiers brought to Germany from the end of World War II and carried on to the present day.