Jill Belli’s Profile

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Jill Belli
Display Name
Jill Belli
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 520 (mailbox: Namm 512)
Academic interests

utopian studies, science fiction, happiness studies, writing studies, scholarship of teaching and learning, digital humanities, American studies, cultural studies, medical humanities

Bio

Jill Belli, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of English at City Tech, CUNY.

Her interdisciplinary interests and expertise bridge happiness studies & well-being, science fiction & utopia, self-care & social hope, education & pedagogy, parapsychology, medical humanities, “invisible” illness, healing, grief, trauma, writing studies, digital humanities, critical data studies, storytelling, tarot, astrology, and nature. Her monograph ‘Pedagogies of Expansiveness’ and memoir ‘Beautiful War’ (both in progress) explore these intersections.

At City Tech, she teaches courses in science fiction, utopian studies, self-help literature, freshman writing, and professional & technical writing (including writing with new media & digital storytelling) and co-organizes the college’s annual Science Fiction Symposium. From 2014-2020, Jill served as Co-Director of the OpenLab, the college’s open-source digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaborating. She currently serves as a CUNY Mindset Ambassador.

She is a founding member of the Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org), 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 (utopian-studies.org).

When not researching, writing, or teaching, Jill travels, hikes, camps, practices yoga, and plays violin with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

Work Phone
(718) 260-4974
X (formerly Twitter)
@jbelli13

My Courses

OpenLab Sandbox

OpenLab Sandbox

Sandbox course for OpenLab workshops

ENG1101 Model Course

ENG1101 Model Course

This is a model course for ENG 1101

Science Fiction (Fall 2023)

Science Fiction (Fall 2023)

“Study of science fiction literature and film, with attention to cultural implications of the genre. Explores the questions science and technology raise about past, present, and future societies. Projects, presentations, and exams based on readings.” *Photo Credit: Jill Belli, personal photograph of Dale Chihuly’s “Winter Brilliance” (2015). Chihuly Garden and Glass. August 5, 2021.

Digital Storytelling (Fall 2023)

Digital Storytelling (Fall 2023)

“The fundamental aspects of narrative in digital environments. Students will learn to identify common elements of digital stories and analyze how story creators utilize digital tools, platforms, and interfaces to add interactivity to their narratives. Hands-on introductions to a range of freely available digital storytelling tools to create narratives in a variety of interactive formats.” *Photo Credit: Jill Belli, personal photograph. The Sky. El Malpais National Monument. May 29, 2021.

ENG4900, Summer2023

ENG4900, Summer2023

This is an online asynchronous course facilitated by Dr. Shauna Chung. The course involves the following: Students complete a 120-hour internship. Class activities provide an opportunity for discussions and electronic portfolio development to enrich the learning experience. Students write weekly status reports, and supervision is by both the faculty and the job supervisor.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

The Buzz

The Buzz

Welcome to The Buzz, a student blogging site dedicated to all things City Tech–from how to handle the pressures of school, to what movies to see. Join the discussion by adding a comment to a post you like, or by adding a post yourself! And be sure to join the project to get regular updates!

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Realizing the value of the research experience at the undergraduate level, this project is committed to fostering research opportunities for City Tech students. Faculty and students can use this project as a place to share announcements about research opportunities, as well as a place to offer information about the experiences students and faculty have had in their research endeavors. A handbook on effective mentoring, developed by the Undergraduate Research Committee, is currently available for download.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum

WAC encourages courses throughout the college to incorporate formal and informal writing into the course practices and requirements. Avatar retrieved from Bridgeline Digital, Creative Commons License

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

My Clubs

Club Council OpenLab Workshop

Club Council OpenLab Workshop

This club site will be used for the tutorial portion of the Club Council OpenLab Workshop (Fall 2017) and will house materials that may be useful to club representatives in building out their own sites on the OpenLab.