Jill Belli is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation explores the intersections among Happiness Studies (cultural representations, scientific research, policy development), pedagogies & educational curriculum, and Utopian Studies (theory, literature, & the “utopian impulse” broadly conceived).  In additional to completing doctoral certificates in American Studies and Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, Jill also researches and writes about Composition & Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities.