Jill Belli

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Jill Belli, Assistant Professor

I'm an Assistant 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. I received a B.A. in English and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from the English Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY (my doctoral work also includes completed certificate programs in both American Studies and Interactive Technology and Pedagogy). My interdisciplinary research interests include utopian studies / science fiction; positive psychology / happiness studies; writing studies / composition and rhetoric / professional and technical writing; digital humanities; education / pedagogy; cultural studies. I'm a founding member & developer of the Writing Studies Tree, (http://www.writingstudiestree.org/) an online, open-access, interactive academic genealogy for the field of writing studies, and serve on the Steering Committee, the Teaching Committee, and as the web developer for the North American Society for Utopian Studies. Visit my website, http://jillbelli.org/, to learn more about my scholarship, projects, teaching, and service.

Courses Taught:

I teach a variety of courses in the English Department at City Tech, ranging from First Year Composition, Literature Courses, and courses in our newly launch B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing (PTW).

Specific Courses I Have Taught at City Tech:
ENG 1101: English Composition I
ENG 1121: English Composition II
ENG 2000: Perspectives in Literature
ENG 2001: Introduction to Literature: Fiction
ENG 2420: Science Fiction
ENG 2720: Writing with New Media (in PTW major)
ENG 3773: Advanced Technical Writing (now ENG 2575: Technical Writing)


Ph.D., M.Phil., English, The Graduate Center, CUNY
B.A., English and Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Academic Interests:

Utopian Studies, Positive Psychology, Happiness Studies, Composition and Rhetoric, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Digital Humanities, American Studies

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