Jill sitting on chicory bathtub (with taxi in background), 6-2-12, reduced in sizeJill Belli, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City University of New York) and Co-Director of the OpenLab, the college’s open-source digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaborating.

Her interdisciplinary research focuses on utopian studies, positive psychology, happiness studies, writing studies, digital humanities, education, and pedagogy. She is working on a book manuscript, Pedagogies of Happiness, about happiness and well-being in education, and has published on emotions and affect in Digital Culture & Society and Composition Forum.

She is also a founding member and developer of the Writing Studies Tree (Writing Studies Tree), a digital humanities project creating and open-access, interactive academic genealogy for the field of writing studies (related articles have been published in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy and The Research Index Exchange). Jill also serves on the Steering Committee and as the web developer for the Society for Utopian Studies (http://utopian-studies.org/). Visit http://jillbelli.org/ to learn more about her scholarship, teaching, digital projects, and service.