Colton Ochsner

Colton Ochsner
PhD Candidate
Dr. Jonathan Sperber

Colton's work may be best described as cultural and intellectual history.  A Fulbright scholar and Phi Beta Kappa member, his research examines how experiences and conceptions of the arcane, the esoteric and the occult in modern Central Europe interacted with experimentations, practical applications as well as aesthetic, literary and cinematic representations of science and technology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  His dissertation investigates these impulses in German Expressionist cinema.