Jill Belli


Associate Professor of English–New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Jill Belli, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City University of New York). She is former Co-Director of the OpenLab, the college’s open-source digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaborating. She also is a founding member of the Writing Studies Tree, an online, open-access, interactive academic genealogy for the field of writing studies, and she serves on the Steering Committee, the Teaching Committee, and as the web developer for the North American Society for Utopian Studies. Her research centers on utopian studies, positive psychology/happiness studies, digital humanities, composition and rhetoric, and education/pedagogy, and her current book project explores the intersections of these fields. When not researching, writing, or teaching, Jill loves to travel, practice yoga, practices yoga and plays violin with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

Academic Interests

utopian studies, science fiction, happiness studies, positive psychology, self-help, digital humanities, writing studies, pedagogy, education, grief, tarot