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.

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

I’m a founding member and developer of the Writing Studies Tree, a digital humanities project creating an 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). I also serve on the Steering Committee and as the web developer for the Society for Utopian Studies.

Beyond academia, I enjoy practicing yoga, watching hockey, playing violin with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, hiking, horror movies, Himalayan food, and chatting with interesting folks about interesting things … please do reach out to me if you’d like to be in touch.