Johanna Fernández Castro is a Colombian Ph.D. student at the International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at Gießen University in Germany. She received her M.A. degree in Language, Culture and Translation from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Her research focuses on the textual and visual representation of indigenous people in German ethnographic works from the beginning of the 20th century. She is co-editor of W(h)ither Identity. Positioning the Self and Transforming the Social (WVT Trier 2015). Her academic interests fall mostly into the areas of translation and cultural studies, anthropology and history.