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Department ofEnglish

Olivier Bochettaz

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Olivier Bochettaz
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Upon migrating to California from his native French Alps, where he grew up and received a BA and MA in Literature, Olivier Bochettaz moved to the Los Angeles Area to further his academic career. He became a graduate student in poetry and received a Creative Writing MFA, ran a small poetry magazine with a couple friends, and eventually began his teaching career as a Lecturer at CSU Long Beach. He has been passionate about teaching English ever since, from Composition to Critical Thinking, and special topics in Literature--he is now quite versatile in the English discipline. His areas of research and expertise gravitate around Poetry, Mythology, and Western Esotericism. Professor Bochettaz is currently conducting research on the topic of Gnostic Mythology. He moved to the Bay Area about six years ago, and has been teaching at local colleges and universities ever since, while growing his little family, and racing his road bike in the East Bay hills.