Jill 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 has 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 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). I also serve on the Steering Committee and as the web developer for the Society for Utopian Studies.
I also enjoy practicing yoga, eating Himalayan food, watching hockey, playing violin with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and chatting with folks about interesting things … feel free to browse around this site to learn more about what I do and please do reach out to me if you’d like to chat about any and all related things!