Oliver Gaycken is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and a core faculty member of the Film Studies Program and the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science (Oxford University Press 2015). His articles have appeared in Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Science in Context, Journal of Visual Culture, Early Popular Visual Culture, Screen, and the collection Learning with the Lights Off.
Oliver is also the Clara and Robert Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies for 2015. You can read more about his fellowship project here.
Below is a video of Gaycken discussing his research at University of Maryland on March 3, 2016: