JILL BELLI

                 jbelli@citytech.cuny.edu

                                    http://jillbelli.org

EDUCATION

2012        Ph.D., English. The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY            

Doctoral Certificates: American Studies; Interactive Technology & Pedagogy

 

2002        B.A., English and Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

2012 – Present                Assistant Professor, English, New York City College of Technology,

CUNY

 

2009 – 2012                        Instructional Technology Fellow, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

 

2011 – 2012,                   Consultant, Writing Center, Baruch College, CUNY

2010 – 2011        

                            

2011                                    Adjunct Instructor, English, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University

 

2006 – 2009                    Chancellor’s Teaching Fellow & Adjunct, English, Queens College,

CUNY

 

2005 – 2006                        Adjunct Instructor, English, Baruch College, CUNY

 

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

 

Composition & Rhetoric

Digital Humanities

Utopian Studies / Science FictionPedagogy / Education Theory & Policy

Happiness Studies / Positive Psychology

American Studies

Cultural Studies

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Journal Articles

 

2016                    “Why Well-Being, Why Now?: Tracing an Alternate Genealogy of Emotion in

Composition.” “Emotions in Composition,” special issue of Composition Forum, Ed. Lance Langdon. 34.

 

2016                    “Unhappy? There’s an App for That: Tracking Well-Being through the Quantified

Self.” “The Quantified Selves and Statistical Bodies,” special issue of Digital Culture & Society, Eds. Pablo Abend and Mathias Fuchs. 2.1, 89-104.

 

2016                     “The Roots of an Academic Genealogy: Composing the Writing Studies Tree.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 20.2. (co-authors: Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro)

 

2016                    “The Writing Studies Tree.” The Research Exchange Index (REx) 1. (co-authors: Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro)

 

Book Chapters

 

[2017]                 “More than Friendship: The Golden Girls as Intentional Community.” The 25 Sitcoms that Changed Television: Turning Points in American Culture. Eds. Laura Westengard and Aaron Barlow. ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 137-151.

 

2016                    “Winston as ‘Sentimental Archaism’: The Role of Nostalgia in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.” Critical Insights: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ed. Thomas Horan. September Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 83-97.

 

Manuscripts in Submission

 

2017                    “Teaching the Humanities in a Skills-Based Educational Environment.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. (co-authors: Geoff Zylstra et. al.)

 

Manuscripts in Progress

 

[2018]                 “Rethinking Happiness: Positive Psychology’s Implications for the Utopian Impulse.” The Next Generation: Emerging Voices in Utopian Studies. Ed. Phillip E. Wegner (Ralahine Utopian Studies series). [Invited Book Chapter]

 

Pedagogies of Happiness. Monograph. Preparing manuscript for submission to the University of Minnesota Press, [Spring 2018].

 

Other Publications

 

2017                    “The OpenLab as City Tech Community.” Nucleus: A Faculty Commons Quarterly. 8. (co-authors: Charlie Edwards, M. Genevieve Hitchings, Jody R. Rosen, and Jenna Spevack)

 

2014                    “The OpenLab As a Research Community: Building for City Tech’s Future.” Invited article for Nucleus: A Faculty Commons Quarterly. 6 (Fall 2014): 12-13. (co-authors: Charlie Edwards, M. Genevieve Hitchings, Jonas Reitz Jody R. Rosen, and Jenna Spevack)

 

2013                    “Crowdsourcing Disciplinary Data: the process of building the Writing Studies Tree.” Invited co-authored blog post. Sweetland Digital Rhetorical Collaborative Fall 2013 Blog Carnival on “Dealing with Data, Digitally.” (co-authors: Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro)

 

Digital Projects

 

2011 – Present                Writing Studies Tree, writingstudiestree.org

The Writing Studies Tree (WST) is an online, crowdsourced database of academic genealogies within writing studies; in other words, it is an interactive archive for recording and mapping scholarly relationships in Composition and Rhetoric and adjacent disciplines. I am a founding member and developer of the project since 2011 (Founding Developer; collaborators: Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro).

 

2014 – Present                The Openlab, https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/

The OpenLab is City Tech’s online digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaborating. It currently has over 23,000 members. (Co-Director; collaborators: OpenLab team)

 

 

(Select) GRANTS and AWARDS

2016 – 2021        OpenLab Integration (Community). “Digital Pathways Project.” Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program Title III, Part F. Department of Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY (partners: New York City College of Technology, CUNY and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY), $6,000,000.

2015 – 2020        Co-Director, OpenLab Integration. “Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM.” Title V Cooperative Arrangement, Department of Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY and New York City College of Technology, CUNY, $3,225,178.

2016 – 2018        Co-Director, Curricular & Community Development. “Learning in the Public Square: An Open Platform for Humanities Education.” NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant. OpenLab Team, with Commons in a Box (CUNY Academic Commons), $389,322.

2017 – 2018        PSC-CUNY 48 Research Award, “Utopian Hope and Digital Happiness: An Expanded Understanding of Well-Being,” $3,500.

2016 – 2017        Outreach and Usability Coordinator. “Futures Past Archive.” Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant (Implementation), The Graduate Center, CUNY, $4,000.

2015                    Kairos Service Award for the Writing Studies Tree. Co-Recipients: Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro.

 

2014 – 2015        Project Participant. “The Writing Studies Tree: An Academic Genealogy.” Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, The Graduate Center, $4,000.

2014 – 2015        PSC-CUNY 45 Research Award, book project Pedagogies of Happiness: What Self-Help, Positive Psychology, and Positive Education Teach about Well-Being, $3,500.

2013 – 2014        Project Participant. “The Writing Studies Tree: An Academic Genealogy.” Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, The Graduate Center, CUNY, $8000.

 

2012 – 2013        Project Participant. “The Writing Studies Tree: An Academic Genealogy.” Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, The Graduate Center, CUNY, $2,000.

 

2010 – 2011        CUNY Student Leadership Award, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS

2014 – 2015        Faculty Fellow, NEH Making Connections: Engaging the Humanities at a College

of Technology faculty development program, New York City College of Technology, CUNY.

 

2013 – 2014        Faculty Fellow, Living Lab General Education Seminar. “A Living Laboratory: Revitalizing General Education for a 21st-Century College of Technology.” New York City College of Technology, CUNY.

 

2012                    Lynn Kadison Dissertation Year Fellowship, English Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2012.

 

2009 – 2012        Instructional Technology Fellowship, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY.

 

2005 – 2010        Chancellor’s Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

 

 

(Select) NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

(Invited Speaker) “Digital Desire and Utopian Dreams: Building the Good Life from Happy Data.” “The Architecture of Happiness,” New York City’s World Information Architecture Day, New York, NY, 21 February, 2015.

 

“Deepening our Disciplinary Understanding: The Writing Studies Tree as Purposeful Cultivation.” Panel with Amanda Licastro and Benjamin Miller. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Portland, OR, 16 March, 2017.

 

Happiness and Utopia: Taking Stock and Looking Forward.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, 29 October 2016.

 

“Computers & ... Professional and Technical Writing.” Invited Speaker for Town Hall. Co-participants: Dànielle DeVoss, Angela Haas, Bill Hart-Davidson, Allison Hitt, Wendi Sierra, Barbi Smyser-Fauble, Quinn Warnick, Doug Eyman (chair). Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Rochester, NY, 21 May 2016.

 

“Writing Well-Being into our Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Discipline.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Houston, TX, 8 April, 2016.

 

“CCCC is a Reunion: Trace your Family Tree.” Interactive Booth (with Sondra Perl, Benjamin Miller, and Amanda Licastro) for the Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org). Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Houston, TX, 6-9, April 2016.

 

“Let’s Stop Talking about ‘Technology,” & Talk about Pedagogy …” Invited respondent on Teaching Panel, “A Conversation - ‘Flow’ and 21st Century Approaches to Teaching Utopian Studies: Tradition vs. Technology,” with Kenneth Roemer, Peter Sands, and Brian Greenspan. “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia,” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 7 November, 2015.

 

“Happiness Flows: Uncovering the Infrastructure Driving the Global Resurgence of Well-Being.“ “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia,” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 6 November, 2015.

 

“Education and Utopia.” Roundtable with Tom Moylan, Nathaniel Coleman, and Darren Webb. “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia,” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 5 November, 2015.

 

“Opening Education: Connecting and Collaborating on City Tech's OpenLab.” Project Demo with Jody Rosen and Charlie Edwards. HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) 2015 Conference (“Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities”), East Lansing, MI, 28 May, 2015.

 

“A Place to Learn, Work, and Share: Composing, Connecting, and Collaborating on City Tech’s OpenLab.” Presentation with Jody Rosen. 7C Computer Connection, Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Tampa, FL, 21 March, 2015.

 

“The Rhetoric of Utopia in the Digital Humanities.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 24 October, 2014.

 

“Roundtable on Teaching Utopianism.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 24 October, 2014.

 

“Happy Data, Happy Bodies.” Utopian Bodies and Media, Imaginaries of the Future: Historicising the Present, Montreal, QC, Canada, 21 October, 2014.

 

“Moving Beyond Happy Data: Building Radically Transformative “Apps” for a More Utopian Future,” workshop. Utopian Bodies and Media, Imaginaries of the Future: Historicising the Present, Montreal, QC, Canada, 21 October, 2014.

 

“Unhappy? There’s an App for That: Digital Happiness, Data Mining, and Networks of Well-Being.” Digital Humanities, Lausanne, Switzerland, 11 July, 2014. [Finalist: Paul Fortier Prize]

 

“Digital Desire and Utopian Dreams: Building the Good Life from Happy Data.” European Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 4 July, 2014.

 

“Evaluating Well-Being: Competing Visions of Happiness and Utopia.” Utopographies: Evaluation, Consensus and Location, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK, 28-29 March, 2014.

 

“The Composition of Happiness: Freshman Writers’ Assessment of Well-Being in Higher Education.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN, 21 March, 2014.

 

“Educating Desire, but in Whose Interest?: Re-thinking Hope, Positive Psychology, and Utopia.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, 15 November, 2013.

 

“Unhappy? There’s an App for That: Digital Happiness, Data Mining, and Networks of Well-Being.” Invited Presentation. Utopography: Imaging, Representing and Critiquing Imagined Worlds, Newcastle, UK, 20 September, 2013.

 

“Not Happiness, but Hope: Reframing the Current Debates on Well-Being.” European Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, New Lanark, Scotland, 2 July, 2013.

 

“Composing and Collaborating on the OpenLab” Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Frostburg, MD, 9 June, 2013.

 

“The Writing Studies Tree: Coding Composition Genealogies.” Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Frostburg, MD, 7 June, 2013.

 

“’Drafting Happiness’: Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, Curriculum Design, and the Composition Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, 14 March, 2013.

 

“The Rhetoric of Resiliency: Complicating the Core Values of the United States Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 6 October, 2012.

 

“Composing Genealogies: A Family Tree of Composition/Rhetoric.” Featured Session with the Writing Studies Tree Team. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, 22 March, 2012.

 

“Pedagogies of Happiness: Teaching about/for Well-Being.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, State College, PA, 22 October, 2011.

 

“Presentation of the New Society for Utopian Studies (USA) website.” European Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 11 July, 2011.

 

“Institutionalizing Happiness: Utopia, Policy, and Subjective Well-Being.” North American Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 9 July, 2011.

 

“The Happiness Industry: Positive Psychology’s Implications for the Utopian Impulse.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 30 October, 2010.

 

“Teaching Utopia I – Ursula K. Le Guin.” Roundtable Panelist. North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 29 October, 2010.

 

“Collecting Chili Peppers & Evaluating Easiness: How 'RateMyProfessors.com' Shapes Power Dynamics in (and out of) the Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Louisville, KY, 19 March, 2010.

 

“Composing Ourselves: Self-Narratives and Identity Formation in Digital Spaces.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 28 December, 2009.

 

“Constructing the Digital ‘I’: Subjectivity in New Media Composing.” Conference on College

Composition and Communication Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 12 March, 2009.

 

 “‘Kid against Kid’: Conflicting Ideologies of Community and Competitive Capitalism in CBS’s Kid Nation.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Portland, ME, 31 October, 2008.

 

“From Nostalgia to Revolution: Resurrecting Dystopia’s ‘Sentimental Archaism.’” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 6 October, 2007.

 

“Narrative as Nonconformance: Composing Resistance in Dystopian Literature.” North American Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, 14 October, 2006.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

English Department, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

 

Fall 2012 (2 sections);                             English Composition I (English 1101), learning community

Spring 2014; Fall 2013, 2014

 

Fall 2012 (2 sections)                              English Composition II (English 1121)

 

Spring 2014                                                Perspectives in Literature (English 2000)

 

Fall 2013, 2017                                       Introduction to Literature I: Fiction (English 2001)

 

Spring 2015, 2017; Fall 2016                 Science Fiction (English 2420)

 

Fall 2015                                                 Writing with New Media (English 2420), *PTW major

 

[Spring 2018]                                          Topics in Literature (English 3402): Self-Help

 

Spring 2013 (2 sections);                        Advanced Technical Writing (English 3773)

Fall 2014             

 

English Department, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University

 

Fall 2011 (2 sections)                                  Introductory Writing Seminar (English 1100)

 

English Department, Queens College, CUNY

 

Fall 2006, 2007, 2008;                            College Writing (English 110), 2 learning communities

Spring 2007, 2009                                  

 

Fall 2006, 2007;                                      Writing, Literature, Culture (English 120w)

Spring 2007, 2008; Summer 2007

 

Fall 2008, Summer 2008                         Great Works of American Literature (English 152W)

 

Spring 2008                                            Great Works of Fiction (English 154W)

 

Summers 2008, 2009                                  Introduction to Poetry (English 140W; English 165W)

 

Summer 2009                                              American Literature Survey II (English 254)

 

Spring 2009                                                Introduction to Folklore (English 265)

 

English Department, Baruch College, CUNY

 

Fall 2005                                                     Writing I (English 2100)

Spring 2006                                                Writing II (English 2150)

 

 

(Select) SERVICE

 

New York City College of Technology, CUNY

2014 – Present                Co-Director for Pedagogy and Community, The OpenLab

 

2012 – 2016                    Professional and Technical Writing Committee, English Department

 

2012 – 2015                    First Year Writing Committee, English Department

 

2016 – Present,               Literature Committee, English Department

2013 – 2015

             

2016                                Science Fiction Symposium Committee

 

2013 – Present                Retention Committee, College of Arts and Sciences

 

2012 – 2013                    Recruitment Committee, College of Arts and Sciences

 

2016 – 2019                    College Council, English Department Delegate (elected)

 

2016 – Present                Technology Committee, College Council, Elected Chair (2017 – Present)

 

2017 – Present                Executive Committee (elected), College Council

 

2017                                Summer Emergency Committee (elected)

 

2014 – 2015                    Emotions and Learning Initiative

 

2013 – 2014                    First Year Learning Communities

 

Service to the University (City University of New York)

 

2008 – Present                CUNY Composition & Rhetoric Community (2017 – Present: Organizing Committee, Sondra Perl Research Symposium in Composition & Rhetoric, Summer 2017)

 

Service to the Profession

2010 – Present                Elected Web Designer, North American Society for Utopian Studies

 

2008 – Present                Elected Steering Committee

 

2014 – 2016,                   Elected Teaching Committee Member (Elected Chair, 2008 – 2011

2008 – 2011

 

2014, 2016                      Reviewer for Digital Humanities Quarterly; Composition Forum

 

(Select) Doctoral Service to the Graduate Center, CUNY

 

2012 – 2014,                   Elected English Program Student Representative, Graduate Council

2010 – 2012

 

2011 – 2012                    Elected Student Member, Curriculum & Degree Requirements Committee, Graduate Council

 

2010 – 2011                    Elected Student Member, Executive Committee, Graduate Council

 

2010 – 2012                    Elected Co-Chair (and Founder), Utopian Studies Group

 

2010 – 2011                        Elected Delegate, University Student Senate, CUNY

 

2010 – 2011                    Elected Member, Executive Committee, Doctoral Students’ Council

 

2008 – 2010                    Elected Member, Steering Committee, Doctoral Students’

 

2009 – 2010                        Elected Co-Chair, Composition & Rhetoric Area Group, English Program

 

2008 – 2009                        Elected Student Representative, Executive Committee, English Program

 

2008 – 2011                    Elected Representative, English Program, Doctoral Students’ Council

 

2007 – 2008                    Elected Representative, At-Large, Doctoral Students’ Council

 

2007 – 2008                        Elected Co-Chair, English Student Association, English Program

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC), 2009 – Present

 

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 2009 – Present

 

North American Society for Utopian Studies (SUS), 2006 – Present                 

 

Writing Program Administrators Metropolitan Area Affiliate (WPA-Metro), 2011 – Present               

 

European Utopian Studies Society (USS), 2011, 2013 – 2014               

 

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

 

Modern Language Association (MLA)

 

Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA)